Menlo Park police found Hughes Anderson stabbed to death in her Valparaiso Avenue home on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Francis Wolke, 36, 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. Go to at is.gd/tree463 to access the fund website online.