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Frances Peace Kearton
April 24, 1920 - July 12, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Frances Peace Kearton April 24, 1920 Ė July 12, 2014 Fran passed away peacefully after a brief illness. A resident of Menlo Park, California, she was a true Southern belle, born and raised in Georgia, yet driven to be an artiste. After working as a John Robert Powers model, she went on to perform in the early days of live broadcast television. She and co-star Dick Van Dyke wrote copy, built sets, and acted in The Music Shop, shown live in Atlanta in the 1950s. Fran was a woman of many talents. She was a gifted hostess, enjoyed painting and writing, and could turn a phrase to make anyone laugh. She was prolific with a typewriter and the bon mot, leaving behind a wide trail of letters to those willing to correspond by mail. Late in life Fran wrote two delightful autobiographical books: "Waiting for the Banana Peel," and "French Beds Iíve Slept In (and Some I Wish I Hadnít)." She also enjoyed tap dancing, and shuffle-hop-stepped in class every other week. Fran will be remembered for her beauty, elegance, and extraordinary wit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Ruston Kearton, and her son, Allison Hoyle Adams. Fran is survived by her grandso...

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Nancy E. Bregstein
Oct. 11, 1922 - July 2, 2014 Santa Clara, California

Nancy Eleanor Frank Bregstein, born October 11, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, to Juliette G. and Lawrence P. Frank, died amongst family on July 2, 2014, in Palo Alto, where she has lived since 2008. She was briefly married to Producer Earnest H. Martin, followed by her lifelong partner, Herbert L...

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Alan F. Culbertson
Sept. 11, 1924 - June 30, 2014 Woodside, California

On June 30 2014 Alan F. Culbertson peacefully passed away at the age of 89 at his home of 45 years in Woodside, California. Alan was born to Leo and Talitha Culbertson in Evansville Indiana on September 11, 1924. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years Patricia Culbertson a daughter Julie See of ...

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Catherine Hovland
Dec. 13, 1925 - June 30, 2014 Meridian, Idaho

Catherine "Cathy" Jean Hovland passed away June 30, 2014, in Meridian, Idaho, at the age of 88. With her passing, the Stanford Cardinal and San Francisco 49ers football teams lost one of their biggest fans. Cathy was born December 13, 1925, in Larimore, North Dakota, where she graduated from Lari...

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Catherine Latimer
Aug. 5, 1923 - June 25, 2014 Atherton, California

Catherine Rees Latimer was born and raised in Seattle. She resided in California for the last 55 years. She passed in her sleep Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughters Leanne Latimer Troy, Tara Latimer Brock and four grandchildren -- Matthew, Malia, Cortney, and ...

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