Donald Haglund DeGrasse


Donald Haglund DeGrasse

Donald Haglund DeGrasse

September 24, 1963- June 6, 2019

Don lost his ten month battle to brain cancer (glioblastomia) on June 6, 2019 in Austin Texas. His family, whom he adored, wife, Martha, and children, Daniel, Andy and Sarah were with him every step of the way. It was not a fight he could win even with all the love that surrounded him.

Don grew up in Los Altos Hills and attended Bullis Elementary, Egan Middle and Los Altos High Schools. He played varsity football, worked at the local bike shop and earned the Eagle Scout Award.

A. Lorraine (Smith) Gregory


A. Lorraine (Smith) Gregory

Our Beloved Mother, A. Lorraine (Smith) Gregory passed away January 11, 2019. She grew up in Healdsburg, Ca, where the two orange trees that she planted still stand in front of the house her father built. She studied music and accounting. When she moved to the bay area in the 1950’s, she met her husband, Norris, when he came into Bank of America in Daly City and Lorraine was the Merchant Teller. Together, they moved to Santa Clara County, started their family and owned and operated Gregory’s Pharmacy in Mountain View and Los Altos for over 40 years. Very often you would see them working together in the Pharmacy or in the Vineyard in her later years.

Jacqueline Sue Regis


Jacqueline Sue Regis

Jacqueline Sue Regis, 85, passed away peacefully at home on June 19, 2019 in Los Altos, California, surrounded by her family.

Jacquie was born to the late Kenneth and Catherine Burley on May 30, 1934 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the second of nine children. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence Regis whom she married on October 9th, 1954, following a brief 6-month courtship. They remained partners in life and love for 65 years.

Mary Joan Brown (Bell)


Mary Joan Brown (Bell)

Mary Joan Brown (Bell)

Resident of Los Altos

April 12, 1933 - June 27, 2019

Mary was born and raised in San Francisco. She passed away peacefully from complications of Alzheimers Disease. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband Lysle Brown, son John Hawkes, parents Ray and Anita Bell, brother and sister-in-law Ray and Virginia Bell, uncle and aunt William and Marion Sullivan. She is survived by her five children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved her very much.

Donald Specht


Donald Specht

Donald Specht

Oct. 15, 1933 - Jul. 7, 2019

Resident of Los Altos

Don was a devoted husband, father, and renowned scientist/engineer.  Born in Harvey, North Dakota.  In 1960, he married Suzanne Dimm.  An alumnus of Santa Clara University, he received his M.S. from Carnegie-Mellon, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. 

Richard James Tibbs

Richard James Tibbs

8/9/1946 - 7/8/2019

Richard was born August 9, 1946, in Palo Alto, CA. A graduate of UC Berkley, Richard moved to Volcano, CA and taught U.S. History at Amador High School for one year.

Developing a career in construction, Richard later moved to Garden Valley, CA, became a licensed contractor, and built houses in El Dorado County and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Richard was a highly skilled craftsman and took great pride in doing all of the work himself.


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