Last updateWed, 24 May 2017 1am


3/30/31 - 5/17/17

Shirley Hemphill Magarian, age 86, passed away in Pasadena, California. She is survived by her children, Marti Dolata and her husband Dan Dolata, Andrew Magarian and his wife Bonnie Schut, Joel Magarian and his wife Leslie Magarian, Toby Magarian and his wife Jean Magarian, Amy Magarian Abrahamian and Liza Magarian Tedford and her husband James Tedford. She is also survived by her siblings Lester Hemphill and Jody Hemphill Smith and her grandchildren, John Magarian, Molly Magarian, Trevor Abrahamian, Bryan Abrahamian, Nicholas Magarian, Jack Magarian, Max Tedford and Jake Tedford.

The eldest daughter of a high school teacher and a children’s book author and founder of a Fort Wayne, Indiana, Montessori program, Shirley graduated from Ball State University and taught Kindergarten before marrying John Jacob Magarian. She followed him on many cross-country moves, and was an active volunteer in whatever community she found herself from the PTA to both Boy and Girl Scouts. She was President of the Los Altos Chapter of the League of Women Voters and served as Board Member and President of the Los Altos-Mt View High School District Board for over a decade. She hated running for office but did so on the principle that if you want something done, you need to get involved yourself. She was an avid reader, a supporter of the Arts and a dedicated needle pointer. Shirley Hemphill Magarian has left this world a better place than she found it and will be greatly missed.

Memorial Service will be held at Spangler Mortuary, 399 S. San Antonio Rd. Los Altos on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.


Alice Virginia Pritchard, age 93 passed peacefully on Friday April 21, 2017 at her home in Los Altos CA.


Obit EvelynSmith

Evelyn Virginia Galbreath Smith, a long time resident of Mountain View, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 102 on May 8, 2017 in her home, with her loving son, Barry, by her side.


OBIT MarieMadelineDunn

2/15/1931 – 4/22/2017

Madeleine Dunn, age 86, passed away on April 22nd at Villa Siena Senior Living Community. She will join her husband of 33 years, Robert J. Dunn, who passed in 2007.


OBIT HelenFoerster

Our amazing 96 year old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully, albeit reluctantly, on April 27, 2017. A 63-year resident of Los Altos, she embodied spirit and spunk right up until the end.

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