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Joseph A. Gist, Jr.
Jan. 15, 1925 - Dec. 20, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

Joseph Andrew Gist, Jr., former resident of San Jose and Palo Alto, passed away on Dec. 20, 2016. He was 91 years old. Joseph loved to tell the story of how he was born on a cold, windy January night in Garland, Wyoming, in 1925. His father was so excited that he forgot to drain the radiator in the old Model T after fetching the doctor, and the car’s engine cracked that night! The family soon...

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Helga Victoria Ingeborg Medearis
Jan. 4, 1933 - May 16, 2017
Davis, California
A memorial service for Helga Medearis, resident of Davis, California will be held at 10:00 AM, June 24, 2017 at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis, CA Helga Medearis passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her home in Davis, California. Helga was born January 4, 1933 in Wiesbaden Germany. She came to the United States with her family in 1938, leaving Germany shortly before ...

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Ayse G Whitney
Dec. 17, 1937 - May 10, 2017
Dexter, Oregon
Ayse G Whitney, 79, of Dexter Oregon, passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2017. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, she was a resident of Menlo Park, California, before moving to Dexter in 1988. She is survived by her daughter Lara of San Francisco, California. "Be Kind, Be Gentle, Tell the Truth, Trust Life"...

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Jean Carlsmith
April 18, 1933 - May 10, 2017
Menlo Park, California
Jean Pope Carlsmith passed away at the age of 84 in Menlo Park, CA, on May 10, 2017. Her father was Harvey Collie Pope and her mother was Grace Griffin Pope. Jean had a sister, Grace Pope McCone. Jean was born on April 18, 1933, in Manila, Philippines, and spent her early childhood there until the family moved to San Francisco. She earned a degree in Education from Dominican of Californi...

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Stephen Andrew Blanchette
April 23, 1965 - May 7, 2017
Cle Elum, Washington
Steve was born in Phoenix, Arizona, moving at the age of three to Portola Valley, California where he grew up with his many siblings. He graduated from Gunn High School in 1983. He played various sports as a youth, most notably tennis and soccer, traveling internationally with his youth team. Steve attended Foothill College, California State University Fresno, and Fresno City College, where he e...

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Jeane Bowman Tennant
Oct. 10, 1931 - May 6, 2017
Menlo Park, California
Jeane Bowman Tennant peacefully passed away at her home in Menlo Park, CA, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the age of 85. She bravely battled the final stages of ALS and passed with her husband, daughter and two sons by her side. Jeane was adored by her family, friends, and actually all those who met her during the course of her very full lifetime. She loved her family, travel, dancing, playing ca...

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Thomas Henry Vocker
Sept. 16, 1948 - May 2, 2017
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Thomas Henry Vocker, passed away peacefully on May 2nd at his home in Menlo Park. He fought a courageous eight-year battle with cancer and continued to fight until his last days. Everyone who knew Tom loved him for his smile and warm sense of humor. He was a wonderful friend, who touched so many people with his kindness and generosity. He wa...

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William (Bill) E Weseloh
Oct. 11, 1932 - May 1, 2017
Menlo Park, CA

Tags: veteran, business, public service

William E. Weseloh October 11, 1932 - May 1, 2017 William E. Weseloh (Bill) was born on October 11th 1932 in San Diego, California to Joseph and Dorothy Weseloh and raised in Escondido. He was the second of four children; his brothers Joe, Dick and Dave have all preceded him in death. Blessed with a large extended family living in southern California, Bill had the good fortune of being...

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Winifred Anna Heimstadt
July 9, 1915 - May 1, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Winifred Anna Becker Heimstadt, Winnie to her friends, passed away May 1, 2017, at the age of 101 years, after a short illness. Winnie was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 9, 1915, to William and Mathilde Becker. Winnie was an Administrative Assistant for New York Life Insurance Company, and it was while working there that she met her husband, Charles H. Heimstadt. Winnie was an artis...

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John Andrew Dahlquist
Dec. 5, 1933 - May 1, 2017
Palo Alto, California
John Andrew Dahlquist, 83, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died unexpectedly but peacefully on May 1, 2017, while vacationing in Mexico. Before his retirement, John worked as a physicist for Measurex, which was later acquired by Honeywell. John enjoyed classical music, art, dance and theater. He dabbled in woodworking as a hobby. John was much loved and will be missed by friends and family, ...

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Marc Andre Bertrand
July 23, 1933 - April 28, 2017
Stanford, California

Tags: teacher/educator

MARC BERTRAND July 23, 1933--April 28, 2017. Marc Bertrand, Emeritus Professor of French, Stanford University Marc Bertrand died peacefully the night of April 28, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vida Bertrand, their daughter Ariane, and their two grandchildren, Luc and Sophie. Professor Bertrand was born in Metz, France, completed his Ph.D. at the University of California...

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Jacquelyn Thenn
March 4, 1928 - April 27, 2017
Sparks, Nevada
Former Palo Alto resident Jacquelyn Elsner Thenn was born March 4, 1928, in Los Angeles, California. She lived on Alger Drive in Palo Alto for more than 10 years in the 1950s and 1960s. She passed away peacefully April 27, 2017, in Sparks, Nevada surrounded by her children. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal charity....

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Kenneth Lee Vosti
Sept. 15, 1928 - April 26, 2017
Stanford, CA

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

Dr. Kenneth Lee Vosti passed away peacefully at home on April 26 after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born September 15, 1928, in Modesto, to Henry and Lois Vosti, Ken grew up on a ranch in Salida, and later in Modesto. Along with his parents and two brothers (Gordon and Don), Ken shared a love of the outdoors and spent every summer camping, backpacking, fishing an...

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Marilyn Rhoades Hoffman
Feb. 5, 1933 - April 26, 2017
Menlo Park, California
Marilyn Rhoades Hoffman left this world peacefully at the end of April. Daughter of Donald and Dorothy Rhoades, Marilyn grew up in Palo Alto, California, on Washington Ave. She attended Castilleja School, followed by U.C. Berkeley, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Marilyn (or 'Mouse' as her fellow Cal buddies referred to her), often shared the many special ...

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Jesus G. Monroy
May 24, 1932 - April 25, 2017
El Paso, Texas, U.S.A.

Tags: veteran, business

Jesús G. Monroy, known to his friends as Jesse, died in El Paso, Texas, on April 25, 2017. He was 84 years old. He was a long-time resident of Northern California, most recently living in Menlo Park. Jesse was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México on May 24, 1932, to General Jesús Monroy Eslava and María del Refugio García Fuentes. General Monroy participated in the Mexican Revolutio...

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