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Marilyn Cordon Lowe
1932 - Jan. 7, 2019
San Francisco, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Marilyn Cordon Lowe, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7 in Arden Wood, San Francisco. She was born in Berkeley on Feb. 29, 1932, to Royal and Lisle (Hubsch) Lowe. She was a graduate of Albany High School and the University of California, Berkeley, Class of 1954, with a major in music. She taught elementary school in Bay Area schools and in Berlin from 1960 to 1964 a...

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Anna Beth (Ann) Eubanks-Inglis
Feb. 15, 1922 - Jan. 7, 2019
Palo Alto, California
Ann left this life peacefully just a few weeks short of her 97th birthday. Born in the small town of Lindsay, Oklahoma to Robert and Ila Reeves, she grew up in near-by town of Pauls Valley. A self-described tomboy, she recounted adventures with her younger brother, Bob, including how they would hitch a ride on the back of the ice wagon as it made its rounds. Always a music lover, Ann played cla...

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Virginia Dale Roudebush
April 8, 1930 - Jan. 5, 2019
Virginia Dale Roudebush “Ginnie” passed away at her longtime residence in Woodside, CA on Saturday January 5th, 2019. She was 88 years old and surrounded by loved ones including her faithful golden retriever Barkley. Virginia was born in Klamath Falls OR. Parents Henry and Anne Pahland moved to California and had brother William Pahland, who survives Virginia, along with his wife Margaret. ...

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Ellen Uhrbrock
Sept. 25, 1930 - Dec. 30, 2018
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Ellen Uhrbrock, 88, a 64-year resident of Palo Alto, died Dec. 30, 2018 in Palo Alto. She was born in Cincinnati, and graduated from the Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was one of three women who graduated in the Class of 1956. For many years she was an entrepreneurial small business-woman in the travel industr...

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Patricia Margaret Jenkins
Aug. 30, 1925 - Dec. 30, 2018
Linden, Virginia
Patricia Margaret (Nagle) Jenkins passed away peacefully in her home at age 93 on Dec. 30, 2018, surrounded by her large, loving family. She was living in Linden, Virginia, with her daughter Marilyn and son-in-law Wayne Coffron. Pat was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Sydney, Australia, to Patrick Francis Nagle and Josephine (O’Keefe) Nagle. Pat and her sisters, Eileen and Joan, attended a convent school...

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Elizabeth "Betty" Tight
July 23, 1926 - Dec. 30, 2018
Portola Valley, California
Betty passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at her home at the Sequoias of Portola Valley, CA on Sunday, December 30th at the age of 92. Known for her exceptionally kind, selfless, and compassionate personality, Betty now reunites with her beloved husband, Dexter “Ted” of nearly 70 years, who passed away in April 2018. Betty was a native San Franciscan, born to Dr. Cu...

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Barbara N. Crawford
Dec. 19, 1922 - Dec. 24, 2018
Menlo Park, CA
Barbara Norris Crawford passed away peacefully on December 24, 2018. She was 96. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Menlo Church, 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park. Born to Jean & Grace Norris, and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1944 with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree. Following graduatio...

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Barbara Collins Gray
Sept. 22, 1922 - Dec. 24, 2018
Menlo Park, California
Barbara Collins Gray September 4, 1922 – December 24, 2018 Menlo Park, California Barbara “Barb” Collins Gray of Menlo Park passed away peacefully surround...

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Maureen Elizabeth Dooher Ryan
Oct. 31, 1930 - Dec. 22, 2018
Woodside, California
Maureen passed away after a short illness Dec. 22nd at her home in Woodside, CA. Vivacious, energetic, extremely determined, and always ready with a quick and infectious Irish laugh, Maureen will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She was born on Halloween, October 31, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of three girls and one boy. The Doohers eventually moved to Hillsborough, C...

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Jeanne Killeen Scherba
Dec. 12, 1928 - Dec. 21, 2018
Menlo Park, California
On Friday, December 21st, 2018, long time Menlo Park resident Jeanne Killeen Scherba, loving mother of four children, Jim Scherba (Janice), Rick Gannon (Kathy), Rod Scherba (Jodi), and Nancy Whelan (Jim) passed away at her home after living a full life of 90 years. She was a devoted grandmother to Tony Scherba (Lauren), Billy Scherba, Angela Schram (Steve), Mathew Gannon, Kyle Scherba, Tori Sche...

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David Mitchell
Nov. 11, 1935 - Dec. 19, 2018
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business, public service

David Mitchell, a Palo Alto attorney, environmental advocate and community volunteer, died on Wednesday, Dec. 19, after a battle with lymphoma. He was 83 years old. Mitchell was a tax and estate attorney; a husband, father and avid hiker; an Eagle Scout; a longtime board member for the Peninsula Open Space Trust; a fixture in the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto; and above all else, som...

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John Richard Northrup Walker
Aug. 15, 1932 - Dec. 19, 2018
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran

John Richard Northrup Walker (Dick), a 50-year resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 19, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Aug. 15, 1932 in Puunene, Maui. He attended Punahou High School in Honolulu and Stanford University earning a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 1955. Dick was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, where he made lifelong friendships. H...

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Vera Jewell Brule
April 3, 1934 - Dec. 13, 2018
East Palo Alto, CA
Vera Jewell Brule, affectionately known as "Mama VJ" was born on April 3, 1934 in Natchitoches, Louisiana to Zerline and Ora Charles Dixon. Vera Brule received her education from the San Francisco Unified School District where she attended and graduated with honors from Balboa High School. She also attended The School of Cosmetology of San Francisco where she graduated and became a licensed cos...

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Joaquim Luis Alexandre
March 21, 1956 - Dec. 10, 2018
Palo Alto, California
Joachim Luis Alexandre, also known as "King" by his neighborhood community, died at home in December at the age of 62. He was born March 21, 1956, in Palo Alto, the son of Jose and Maria Alexandre. King was the dear brother of Joe Alexandre (deceased), John Alexandre, and Maria Rapert and was an uncle to three nephews. His working life was in the building trades. King was a beloved fixture in the ...

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Lorraine Margaret Hlavka
Nov. 5, 1923 - Dec. 10, 2018
Palo Alto, California
Lorraine Margaret Hlavka died Dec. 10 at the age of 95. Born in rural Minnesota in 1923 and raised there on a farm, she met her husband Lloyd in Omaha and was married in 1947. They moved to California in 1955 and bought one of the first Eichler houses, where she lived the rest of her life. She worked for the Palo Alto school system until retirement. She enjoyed bridge, traveling and square dancin...

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David Lawrence Powell, Sr.
Feb. 6, 1937 - Dec. 5, 2018
Woodside, CA

Tags: veteran, business

David Lawrence Powell, Sr. Dave was born on February 6, 1937, and passed on December 5, 2018. He was a resident of Woodside, CA, at the time of his passing. Dave was born and raised in New York. He attended Bronxville High School and graduated from St. Lawrence University. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and spent the subsequent four years serving his country, ascending to the rank of Captain...

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Laura Kathryn Frey
Aug. 21, 1968 - Dec. 2, 2018
Woodside, California

Tags: teacher/educator

On Sunday, December 2, Laura Kathryn Frey loving sister, daughter, and friend lost her valiant 3+ year battle with cancer at the age of 50. Laura was born on August 21, 1968 along with her identical twin sister Jennifer. Born I n Hanau, Germany, parents are Theodore Drake Frey and Barbara Thornton Frey. Laura, Jennifer and their older sister Leslie lived in Brussels, Belgium for the first fou...

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William Albert Alfano Jr
June 14, 1931 - Dec. 1, 2018
Woodside, California

Tags: veteran

On Saturday, December 1st, 2018 William Albert Alfano Jr passed from this life, he was 87 years old. He was born on June 14th, 1931 in Paterson, New Jersey. He was the only child of William and Jeanette Alfano. He graduated from Barringer High School in 1948. He attended The University of New Mexico where he met his future wife, the former Marilouise Mayer who preceded him in death in 2007. They w...

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