Almanac

Community - July 17, 2013

Obituaries: Nancy Baker Veitch, community volunteer

Nancy Baker Veitch, a longtime resident of Atherton, died peacefully in the presence of her children on June 24 at The Sequoias in Portola Valley. She was 85.

Ms. Veitch was born in Oxnard and grew up in Pasadena. She attended Westridge School and the University of New Mexico, where she met her future husband, Stephen Veitch.

The couple married in June 1950. After his tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force was completed, they moved to Palo Alto so he could attend Stanford Law School.

Ms. Vietch was active in the community, belonging to Allied Arts Guild, Friends of Filoli, Family Service Agency of San Mateo (now Peninsula Family Service), the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Menlo Circus Club.

She was an avid gardener and loved tending to the different varieties of plants and trees in her Spencer Lane garden, say family members

She enjoyed traveling the world, with Florence, Italy, her favorite destination.

Ms. Veitch is survived by her daughter, Julia B. Veitch of Carmel; son Christopher O. Veitch of Newport Beach; sister Jean Baker Watkins of Napa; three grandchildren; a niece and seven nephews. Her husband of 49 years died in 2000.

A private celebration of her life will be held. Donations may be made to Peninsula Family Service or the Parkinson's Institute.

Susan Ann Daniel

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park for Susan Ann Daniel of Morgan Hill who died June 21. She was 76.

Ms. Daniel was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1954. She became a registered nurse after graduating from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1957. After working in hospitals in Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, she moved to Menlo Park in 1960, working at the Menlo Medical Clinic for her entire career.

In 1964 she married David J. Daniel and had two daughters. They later divorced. After retiring, Ms. Daniel moved to Morgan Hill, where both daughters resided.

Ms. Daniel is survived by her daughters, Sharron Daniel and Ann Bueno, both of Morgan Hill; brothers Patrick O'Brien of Bella Vista, Arizona, and James O'Brien of New Brighton, Minnesota; one grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to the GI Research Program c/o Dr. George Fisher, Stanford Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305; or for Diabetes Research, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, (jdrf.org).

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