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Sunday: Atherton memorial service for Kathy Hughes Anderson

 
Kathy Anne Hughes Anderson at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton, where she worked as town arborist for 22 years. She was found stabbed to death in her Menlo Park home Dec. 12. (Photo courtesy town of Atherton)

The town of Atherton will hold a memorial service for former town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. in Atherton.

Menlo Park police found Hughes Anderson stabbed to death in her Valparaiso Avenue home on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Francis Wolke, 26, from Cincinnati, Ohio, was arrested by police at the scene and has been charged with first-degree murder.

Hughes Anderson worked as Atherton's town arborist for 22 years before retiring in 2011.

According to Theresa DellaSanta, Atherton deputy city manager, there will be an opportunity for people who knew her to share their memories of her.

In lieu of gifts, people are encouraged to plant a tree in Hughes Anderson's honor by donating to a special memorial fund set up with the National Forest Foundation.

Previous Almanac reporting:

● Dec. 16: Stabbing victim's death sends shock waves through community

● Dec. 12: Menlo Park: Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported Wolke is 36. He is 26.

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