Charles Arthur Lachenbruch

Charles Lachenbruch 011619 onlineJune 30, 1955 to December 20, 2018 Charles Arthur Lachenbruch (Charlie), the devoted son of Edith Bennett and Arthur Herold Lachenbruch, lived a full life. He grew up in Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills, California, forever scanning the horizon, hiking down trails, and flipping boards to look for animals. He was active as an athlete in high school, college, and beyond, where he moved from early years of tennis, basketball, baseball, and track to college and minor league baseball. He was an exceptional college pitcher with an earned run average of 1.24 and a fastball clocked at 98 mph. Following college, he became an accomplished marathon runner, and when running injuries prevented further marathons he turned to cycling and was quickly a competitive state and national force. He qualified for and competed in the 1988 Olympic cycling trials and was a two-time Masters National Time Trial champion.


Jerry Coe

Jerry Coe peacefully passed away on November 30. He was a loving family man and beloved grandfather who will be missed by his family, friends and retirement community. He had a great sense of humor, sweet nature and was very charismatic. Jerry was born in Michigan on January of 1929. This is where he met and married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Marilyn. Jerry was a handy guy who built his family’s first home before being deployed to the Korean War. There he became a Sergeant and worked as a forward observer on the front lines. After the war, Jerry became an art director for International Paper, and was transferred to the Bay Area in 1966. There he resided with his family and was an active member of United Methodist Church in Los Altos and enjoyed an active lifestyle. Jerry and his wife Marilyn shared a beautiful, true love marriage for 67 years.

Jeanne Elizabeth Foster

Jeanne Foster 1 011619 onlineJeanne Foster 2 011619 onlineJeanne Elizabeth Foster passed away on November 29 leaving behind a legacy of love, strength and caring. Jeanne and her husband Dick were residents of Los Altos for nearly 50 years. Born at home in Walworth NY on August 4, 1925 to Ellis and Emma Collier, she was an only child who grew up working on the family farm. Jeanne caught the eye of her future husband Dick Foster at Walworth High School where they both played trumpet in the school band. From High School Jeanne went on to graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Doris Mae McKinley

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Doris McKinley 2 011619 onlineDoris Mae Sommers McKinley, 96, of Eagle Idaho, passed away on January 2, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in Sacramento, California on September 23, 1922, to Adolph and Anna Bertha (Schreier) Sommers. Doris was the seventh of twelve children. Doris is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Francis David McKinley, her parents, seven brothers, and four sisters. She is survived by her children Cynthia (Neil W.) Payne of Eagle, Idaho, Jacque (Larry N.) Terry of Pocatello, Idaho, and Frank (Debra G.) McKinley of Layton, Utah; her 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous loving relatives and close friends. Serving her family, church, her community, and children in her care were all cornerstones throughout Doris's life.

Fay Conlee Oliver

Fay Oliver 011619 onlineFay Conlee Oliver was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1927, to Verna and Clifton Conlee. She died peacefully in her home with her family gathered around her on December 2, 2018. Fay was the second of four girls, with whom she enjoyed close relationships all her life. She played the cornet, and went to college on a music scholarship. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Millsaps College in 1949, and later obtained her teaching certificate. She taught English in New Albany, MS, before answering an ad to teach in the “Golden West.” A natural adventuress, she left all her friends and family in her early twenties, moving to Erie, Colorado, where she continued to teach English. Having made a promise to God when she was a child, she then attended graduate school at Berkeley Baptist Divinity School (now American Baptist Divinity School of the West), earning her Master’s in Christian Education in 1955.


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