Merry B. Stephenson

Merry StepensonMerry B. Stephenson (October 2, 1939 – May 29, 2019)

Our beautiful and beloved Merry, retired Los Altos primary grade teacher, succumbed to cancer on May 29, 2019, passing away peacefully with her children by her side.

Born Merolyn Lou Bovee in Inglewood, California, she surprised her parents Helen (Hurst) and Glenn Thaddeus Bovee with her unexpected arrival on October 2, 1939 following the birth of what was to be her twin, Jerolyn Sue (Jeri).

Margaret (Peggy) Jean Urband Curry

Margaret Curry 071019Margaret (Peggy) Jean Urband Curry, age 86, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Sunnyvale after a brief illness. She was born June 12, 1933, in Ithaca, New York, to Harold “Red” and Florence (McKenzie) Urband.

She was a 1951 graduate of St. Rose Academy, San Francisco, and a 1955 graduate of Trinity College, Washington, D.C. She was married to Duncan Curry III for 33 years, and was a long-time resident of Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale. She was a homemaker and mother of five. She was a life-long Catholic and loved her family and friends. She is survived by her brother Robert Urband, sisters Helen Keefer and Patricia Andrews, children Gareth Gill, Mary Curry, Kathryn Curry, Duncan Curry IV, Patricia Starkenburg, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Scouting News: Troop 30 announces new Eagles


Courtesy of Gilda Garreton
Troop 30’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Alejandro Villablanca, Joseph A. Ismael, Garrin Conner Shieh and Casey W. McConnell.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 30 honored four new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony May 18. Los Altos City Councilwoman Jan Pepper presented the Scouts with proclamations.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:

Engagement: Laurel Shiba and Andrew Chung

Laurel Shiba and Andrew Chung are engaged to be married Oct. 5 at Gover Ranch in Anderson.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gina and John Atkinson of Los Altos. She attended Pinewood School and graduated from Whitman College with a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies, and from Palo Alto University with a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is completing at postdoctoral fellowship at Y.A. Hospital in Augusta, Ga.


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