Community - April 28, 2010


Barbara McKee

Barbara H. McKee, a resident of Woodside since 1957, died at home April 19. She was 77.

Ms. McKee was born in Berkeley and graduated from UC Berkeley. While attending college, she met and married John Albert McKee, a student at Stanford University.

She enjoyed fishing, gardening, gourmet cooking, bridge, and gatherings in the family's redwood grove, say family members. Her home and related property has belonged to the McKee/Hooper family since the mid-1800s.

Ms. McKee is survived by her companion of 17 years, Gene Doucette; children John Hooper McKee of Emerald Hills and Paul Jean Aerts of Flagstaff, Arizona; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albert McKee, and son Robert Paul McKee.

Billie Hammond

Billie Hammond, a longtime resident of Portola Valley and Menlo Park, died peacefully on April 17 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 78.

Born in San Francisco, Ms. Hammond attended local schools and graduated from Stanford University in 1953.

In 1952 she married Peter Hammond and is survived by their three children: Lynn Hammond of Palm Springs, Karen Quattromani of Providence, Rhode Island, and Rob Hammond of Redwood City. There are five grandchildren.

Ms. Hammond was an avid gardener, golfer and skier, and loved flower arranging and sewing, say family members. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

The family prefers a donation be made to a favorite charity and wishes to thank Silver Senior Living in Belmont and Pathways Hospice for their love and care.


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