Donald Ernest Davis

Donald Ernest Davis 081419 onlineLongtime Los Altos resident, Donald Ernest Davis, died peacefully on July 28, 2019, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Don was born on April 3, 1923, in Salem, Oregon. He was the youngest of four children of Schuyler and Blanche Davis. He and his family then moved to San Diego, where he was raised and eventually graduated from Point Loma High School. He was accepted to and began attending Stanford University in 1941. His college years were interrupted while he proudly served his country in Europe as a member of the United States Army in World War II. He was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and he continued assisting in organizing their annual Stanford football game reunion for more than 50 years after his graduation. After graduating from Stanford in 1948, he began working at J.C. Penney in Palo Alto.It was there that he met Doris Bash and in October 1951 they began what turned out to be 68 years of marriage. He moved his family to Los Altos in 1958. Shortly thereafter he began a long career at AMES Research Center at Moffett Field.

Scouting News: Girls Scouts honor award recipients


Courtesy of Danté Bell
Los Altos City Councilwomen Anita Enander and Neysa Fligor celebrate Girl Scouts Gold and Silver award recipients.

Girl Scouts of Northern California Service Unit 608 honored Gold, Silver and Bronze award recipients at the Grant Park Community Center April 28.

Three Girl Scouts earned Gold Awards, the highest award in Girl Scouts, 12 earned Silver Awards and two Junior troops earned Bronze Awards.

Barbara Ann Duncan (Breter)

May 02, 1948 – July 13, 2019

The Beauteous Babs finally lost a long battle against breast cancer, passing away peacefully while surrounded by family. Major thanks to everybody in the El Camino Oncology departments who did so much to keep her going in a modicum of comfort for such a long time, and to the hospital staff who did so much to make her end days as comfortable as possible.

Barbara Ann Duncan
Barbara Ann Duncan

Diane Dozzi Tonnesen

February 16, 1934 – July 9, 2019

Diane Dozzi Tonnesen, Mother, Wife, teacher, life long learner, world traveler and lover of nature died peacefully in her home on July 9 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband Roger, daughter Kelli, son Daniel, son in law Phil Pastuhov and four loving grandchildren, Julia Denevi, Catherine Pastuhov, Nicholas Pastuhov and Anika Tonnesen.

Diane Dozzi Tonnesen
Diane Dozzi Tonnesen

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