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RICHARD MILTON LEWIS

Richard Milton Lewis of Ponte Vedra, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on 13 June 2016. He will be reunited with his wife of 49 years, Claudia Stoney Lewis. He is survived by his four children, twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Richard was born in Topeka, Kansas and was a child of the depression in Missouri. He moved with his family to Atlanta in 1940 when his father was recalled to active duty in the Army during the run-up to WWII. Richard came of age during the war and always considered himself to be a military man. He graduated from the Georgia Military Academy and was later commissioned in the U.S. Army in the Field Artillery. He spent seven years on active duty and another 30 plus years in the reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a patriot and believed very much in the principles that our nation was founded upon. He had an unwavering respect for those that wear the "cloth of our nation" and instilled that same respect in his children and grandchildren.

JEREMY THOMAS LIM

OBIT JeremyLim

May 7, 1985 to June 20, 2016

Our courageous fighter, Jeremy Thomas Lim of Los Altos passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital, CA, on June 20, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends. Jeremy was 31 years old and fought a long and courageous battle with chronic lung disease. He had years of scarring on his lungs from previous procedures and required a double lung transplant to survive. After nearly 3 months of being intubated, under the wonderful care of the ICU medical team, Jeremy received matching donor lungs. However, his lung transplant recovery process was extremely complicated due to prior lung surgeries and the long wait for matching donor lungs.

DR. BILL B. MAY

OBIT BillBMay REVISED

September 2, 1935 – June 6, 2016
Los Altos Hills 

Bill Bruce May, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at age 80 on June 6th, 2016, with his family at his side. He was born in Sturgis, South Dakota to parents John and Weltha May, and grew up on a ranch outside Sturgis, near Mount Rushmore. As a farm kid, he attended a one-room rural schoolhouse with one teacher and about 12 kids representing all grades below high school. At Sturgis High School, Bill met his wife to be Marka, and they began a journey together spanning over 60 years. Bill was a very driven man, with honesty and integrity his cornerstone values. 

MARY ELLEN WEBSTER

OBIT MaryEllenWebster

Mary Ellen Webster, 94, of Mountain View, a most dear and delightful mother and friend passed away in her sleep June 10. Born in Watonga, OK on Easter Sunday 1922 by the light of an oil lamp which also lit her path as she made her transition. 

VALERIE ALICE BODO

OBIT ValerieBodo

Valerie Alice Bodo, passed away peacefully in the loving care of her children at her home in Los Altos on May 30, 2016. Valerie will be remembered and held dear in our hearts for us to share her faith, love, and kindness. Funeral services were held at St. Simons Church on June 11, 2016.

ROBERT FREDERICK BALLUS, JR.

OBIT RobertFrederickBallus

Saratoga, CA

Robert Frederick Ballus, Jr. passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016. Born in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Marie Eattock and Robert Frederick Ballus, the family moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Bob and his sister, Kathryn, grew up. He was an Eagle Scout and represented Shaker Heights High School at Boys State. He had a lifelong and passionate interest in politics. 

Chelsea D'Ambrosio and Bobby McLean: Engagement


Bobby McLean and Chelsea D’Ambrosio

 

Chelsea D’Ambrosio and Bobby McLean announced their engagement to be married July 9. The ceremony and reception will take place at the Los Altos History Museum.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Vanessa D’Ambrosio of San Lorenzo and Michael D’Ambrosio of Boca Raton, Fla. She is employed as executive administrator at Gilbert Spray Coat Inc.

ALICE M. WILLIAMS

Alice M. Williams, born on July 15, 1922 in Landa, North Dakota, daughter of John and Lillie Grann of Landa, North Dakota, passed away on June 3, 2016 at the age of 93. 

Growing up, Alice helped on her parent’s farm and assisted with cooking for her family of 9. She also worked in the local hotel where a traveling dance band became stranded during a particularly bad blizzard. A local HAM radio operator let the band broadcast over his set—this was Lawrence Welk’s first radio broadcast! Alice would work in the “cook wagons” during harvest season preparing 3 hearty meals a day for the thrashing and harvester crews. These experiences along with the family preparation of traditional Norwegian foods enabled Alice to perfect her baking talents. These talents were enjoyed by generations of family and friends. 


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