Amy Elizabeth Evans

AmyEvans onlineOctober 8, 1982 – January 7, 2021

Resident of Palo Alto

Beloved daughter, sister, wife, friend, niece and cousin, Amy Elizabeth Evans passed away unexpectedly at the age of 38.  She was generous and loyal, thoughtful, funny, smart, an enthusiastic traveler, and gifted at making wonderful friends.

Amy’s extraordinary intellect was a wonderment to the family, and she was the only 3 year old we ever knew who could recite Gunga Din from memory, even as she wondered if perhaps it was Santa Claus who brought her Easter basket.  Attending Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton reinforced her values of kindness, caring and community.  Amy graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.S. in biology and was looking forward to graduate school this fall.  In no particular order, she loved singing and dancing, working at Stanford, needy animals, crafting, real literature over beach reads, In-N-Out burgers, and beating her friends at Jeopardy.  She will be forever missed.

Amy is survived by her mother Barbara Goodrich of Los Altos Hills, brother Christopher Evans (Celeste) of Ardmore, PA, husband David LaCedra, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  She is preceded in death by her father, Charles A. (Drew) Evans, Jr. and grandparents who doted on her.

Robert J. Supp

Robert  J Supp onlineRobert J. Supp, former resident of Los Altos, died at the age of 93 from Covid-19 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz on Jan. 16, 2021. The family is grieving the loss of this wonderful man, but we believe that he is joined by members of the family that have passed before him. Bob was born and raised in Detroit, MI on July 14, 1927. He graduated from the University of Detroit after he joined the army where he was stationed in Japan during the post WW2 occupation. Bob outlived two wives, Joan Balicki (married 1951) and Marian Havlik Hunter (married 1970). He was the father of 11 children, 1 deceased. Bob is survived by his 10 children, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, his partner Claudia Schinn, and his sister Bernadette Salinger. One of the best attributes of Bob was how he welcomed with an open heart and open arms all of his extended family members. Bob’s career spanned generations. He started early in the computer industry which provided the opportunity for his family to live in many different states. In 1968, when his career landed him in Los Altos, CA, he decided to make this his forever home. He was an executive at Varian before he started his own key punch operator business. After that, Bob returned to school where he earned his CPA license in 1979. Bob continued with his CPA business until his retirement. Bob relished his volunteer time at the Kiwanis Club where he held many positions, including President.

Virginia “Ginny” Cordray Harrington

Virginia“Ginny”Harrington onlineVirginia “Ginny” Cordray Harrington passed away at age 67 on January 30, 2021. A Los Altos, CA resident of 37 years, she was at home with her family at her side after a challenging battle with stomach cancer.

Ginny was born in Philadelphia, PA to Arden and Richard Cordray, the second of five children. She grew up in California, spending much of her childhood in Palo Alto. She graduated high school in 1971 from Northfield School for Girls in Massachusetts. She went on to attend college at UC Santa Barbara, during which time she spent a year living abroad as an exchange student in Spain, an experience that led her to develop a love of the Spanish language and a curiosity about culture. This would later shape her career, as well as her travel interests, which would take her to various countries across the world. After studying abroad, Ginny completed her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, graduating in 1975. She then went on to earn a teaching credential and began working as an elementary school teacher.

Ginny met Roy Harrington through folk dancing in 1980. They were married in 1982 and had three children. Ginny left the workforce to dedicate herself fully to raising her children. When her children were adults, Ginny returned to teaching: volunteering at low-income schools, substitute teaching, and tutoring local students in Spanish.

Justine Veronica Studendorff

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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.

Billie (Janes) MacGregor

Billie (Janes) MacGregor passed away peacefully on December 28, 2020.  Billie was born on February 2, 1941 in Berkeley, California.  She was the daughter of Addison and Mary Sheridan Janes.  Billie grew up in Palo Alto, California, graduated from Palo Alto High School where she met her husband Glen MacGregor.  After attending Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, Billie and Glen were married in 1963 and eventually settled in Los Altos, California with their children, Matt and Shannon.

Billie enjoyed family adventures, including vacations to Lake Almanor where she often enjoyed using her keen eye for photography. There are many photos of kids, family, a trip to Africa, the Virgin Islands and other favorite vacations. Billie was an avid tennis player, a competitive bridge player, always maintained a gorgeous garden and never missed a note on the piano.

Her lifetime love of horses was realized when they moved to San Martin and then Penn Valley, California.  She spent many hours riding and training horses and with her competitive spirit entered several types of Equestrian events. 

Billie is survived by her beloved husband Glen, her son, Matt, his wife, Wendy and their daughters, Megan and Sarah, her daughter, Shannon, her husband, Kyle and their children, Tucker and Addison as well as her sister, Maureen.  Billie will be missed by her family and friends, but her memory will live on in our hearts forever.  In Billie's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or your favorite charity.

Jack (Moose) Melvin Myers

JackMyers 1 onlineJackMyers 2 onlineJack (Moose) Melvin Myers, resident of Menlo Park, CA was born Oct. 8, 1924 in St. Louis Missouri to Clarence and Daisy Myers and passed away at the age of 96 on Christmas Eve, 2020.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Donna Myers and his brother Keith Myers.  The family moved to Ventura, CA in 1933, the boys wearing knickers and all.  At Ventura High School Jack lettered in football, baseball, basketball, track, and tennis.  This earned him a scholarship to UCLA.  Jack attended UCLA in 1944-45, then joined the Navy to fight in WWII, becoming an officer.  On his way to Japan on a Navy destroyer the war ended and Jack returned to UCLA to play in the 1947 and 1948 Rose Bowls.  Some of his teammates were Cal Rossi (leading ground gainer in the nation in 1948), Skip Rowland, and Robert Hansen.  Jack was the starting first baseman, leading hitter, and M.V.P. of the baseball team.  Jack married his sweetheart, Donna Lee Arrants in June 1947.  After UCLA, Jack became the first collegiate athlete offered contracts in both football (Philadelphia Eagles) and baseball, (NY Yankees).  Jack was drafted in the 5th round by the Eagles and played fullback and linebacker in 1948, 1949, & 1950. 

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