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.

Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.


Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

Lyman Stafford "Butch" Logan, Jr. – successful entrepreneur, tennis fiend, barbershop bass, and beloved brother, uncle, and friend – passed away on June 20, 2019. He was 80 years old.

Butch was one of a kind. He was born on September 14, 1938, in New York City - the son of Lyman Logan, Sr., and Jane Logan. Butch attended Ridgewood High School in New Jersey, where he thrived on the school’s championship tennis team - graduating in 1956. He earned his BA from Hamilton College in 1960, and an MBA from Stanford University in 1962.


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