Norma Patterson

OBIT Norma Patterson online 121218June 30, 1931 - November 22, 2018 Long time resident Norma Patterson, age 87, died in her home in Los Altos after a short illness. Norma was born to Clarence and LoRita Hawes Smith on a ranch close to Condon, Oregon. She and her brother, Wilbur, attended the elementary school in Condon before the family moved to The Dalles OR, where she graduated from high school. She attended college at the University of Oregon in Eugene and then the University of Oregon School of Nursing in Portland, graduating as an RN with a B.S. degree in Nursing. She married her soulmate Don Patterson in 1951. They were married for 60 years, before Don’s death in 2011. Norma and Don had an active social life. They travelled to many countries and enjoyed learning of their cultures. They were avid Jazz aficionados and attended countless jazz concerts and could, at times, be found dancing cheek to cheek to a favorite ballad. Their love for each other was inspiring. Norma had a long, productive and gratifying career as a hospital RN.in Portland Oregon before moving to Los Altos with Don and their daughters in 1967.

Mason A. Clark

OBIT Mason Clark 1 online 121218OBIT Mason Clark 2 online 121218August 13, 1921 - November 26, 2018 Longtime Los Altos resident, Mason Clark, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2018 at age 97 from natural causes. Mason will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on August 13, 1921. Mason’s family moved to Park Ridge, Illinois in 1927 so his father, Lester, could find work as a carpenter in the Chicago-area building boom. Mason graduated from Maine Township High School and the associated two-year junior college. As a teenager in high school he became a licensed amateur radio operator, W9JGM, which led to his interest in electronics. While Mason was an engineering student at Maine Township Junior College, he was served a draft notice in July 1942. He joined the Navy radio school in Chicago with the third-class petty officer rank the school guaranteed.

Harriet Bond Stenberg

OBIT Harriett Stenberg online 1128181931-Nov.11, 2018 Harriet was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education.  Harriet first taught school in Hawaii in the late 1950’s and it was during this period of her young life that she first met her future husband, Carl Stenberg, Jr. through mutual friends.  After teaching for a few years in Hawaii, she moved to California and began teaching in the Mountain View School District as a 4th grade elementary teacher.  Shortly after she had settled in California, she was hosting a small party at her apartment and one of her friends suggested she invite Carl, since he was living in Sunnyvale at the time.  The rest is history! Carl and Harriet were married in 1963 at the Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC). 

Anniversary: Jane and Joseph Fuchs, 50 years


Joseph and Jane Fuchs

Jane and Joseph Fuchs of Los Altos celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 18 with family and friends at a local restaurant.

They were married Aug. 17, 1968, at Los Altos United Methodist Church.


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