1916-June 25, 2012
Palo Alto, California
On June 25th, we lost our beloved mother, best friend, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mildred was preceded in death by Chris, her loving husband of 66 years, and also by her son Bill and grandson Chris. Mildred is survived by her sons Art (Janis), Stan, Chris (Natalie), Larry (Stephanie), and daughter Valerie (Craig) as well as seven grand children, eleven great grand children, and three great great grand children.
Mildred was born in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Ernest and Mildred Knight. She met the love of her life, Chris at a mutual friend's party and started their love adventure together that took them across the country three times between Lexington, Mass., and Palo Alto/San Jose, Calif., while Chris was working at Varian Associates.
Mildred and Chris enjoyed traveling, touring the west coast and visiting their son Chris and wife Natalie in Las Vegas and Europe. She was an avid bridge player and spent hours playing bridge with the girls at The Villages Golf and Country Club for over 25 years. Her greatest passion though was her family. She spent much of her life with all of them, especially her grand, great grand, and great great grand children. She will be cherished and greatly missed.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Roller, Hapgood, and Tinney funeral home in Palo Alto. The funeral service will be at the funeral home and will begin at noon on Monday, July 2, with internment to follow at the Alta Mesa Park Cemetery in Palo Alto.