Obituary: Laurel Crittenden Portola Valley, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm
Laurel E. Crittenden, who died March 18, grew up in Portola Valley, taught in Portola Valley schools as a substitute teacher, and helped design gardens there from her outpost at the Ladera Garden Center, where she worked for about 10 years.
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Posted by JoAnn Loulan, a resident of the Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde neighborhood, on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm
I am so sorry to hear of Laurel's death. What a shock actually. I remember her and her beautiful daughter Roxanne as such wonderful additions to the flavor of Portola Valley. My son Gardner and Roxanne were in school at the same time and Laurel and I used to talk frequently around town and certainly at Ladera Garden Center. I was so sorry when she told me she was moving although it seemed like a good choice for her. I just hope her last days were filled with love and good stories which is what I will always remember her for. She sure loved you Roxanne, you can always have that in your memories of a wonderful mother. She will be missed.