Feb. 24 1925 to Jan. 30 2021.
The last of the surviving “Paleo girls” died early Saturday Jan. 30th 2021 at the age of 95. She joined her sisters; Carmelita Cahill (June-28-2018), Josette Case (June-12-1995), Charlotte Paleo (1960), her mother Dolores Cooper (Mar-4-1995) and step father Joseph Cooper (May, 1995.)
She is survived by her husband of 70 years Andrew Studendorff, her daughter Christina and three sons Michael, David and Peter along with 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Justine was born and raised in Oakland, CA where she graduated from St. Elizabeth High School. She met Andy, her husband, in 1941 when he was 17 and she was 15. Her family lived across the street from his Aunt’s house. When they first encountered, he noticed her blue dress and that she was beautiful. They dated through WWII and were married in 1951.
Her first son, Michael, was born while they lived in San Francisco. David was born after a move to Palo Alto and both Christina and Peter were born after the family moved to Los Altos in 1955. In 1977 she and her husband retired to San Jose.
Her strong Catholic upbringing mandated that her children attend school at both Saint Simons in Los Altos and St. Francis High in Mt. View. She was very active in the fund-raising events for both schools and the church.
Justine will always be treasured by her family and will continue to live on in their memories.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Justine’s cremated remains will be interred at the Gate of Heaven cemetery in Los Altos, CA.