Almanac

Community - April 28, 2010

Obituaries

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.

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields