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Lillian (Tibby) Simon
May 10, 1918 - Sept. 26, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Tibby Simon was a resident of Palo Alto since 1950. She was born in Brooklyn, Connecticut, on her grandmother's farm. Tibby is survived by her daughter, Joyce Doran, of New Zealand, and her son, Rob Simon, of San Rafael, California. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jennifer Doran (New Zealand), Jackson Coffey (Portland, Oregon), Trevor Simon (Forest Knolls, California) and Brian Simon (San Anselmo, California) and five great grandchildren, Brooke, Meghan, Jack, Amber and Alexander. She worked at Stanford for 40 years in various positions. She was a longtime supporter of the Audubon Society and a gift may be made in her name to them....

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Patricia Pryor Cullen
Jan. 31, 1925 - Sept. 12, 2016
Palo Alto, California

Patricia Pryor Cullen passed away on Sept. 12 from natural causes at the age of 91. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Emmanuel College in 1945. After graduation she was employed by the Human Engineering Laboratory, an aptitude testing organization. In 1946 she moved to Chicago to head the laboratory in that city. It was there that she met and married her husband Michael. They moved to Stanford Village in 1949 where she did technical editing for the Stanford Press. From 1952 to 1956 she worked in the book division of Sunset Magazine. She and Michael moved to Palo Alto in the early 1950s and were residents for over 50 years. They raised their four children in Palo Alto and were active members of the community. Patricia had a long and dynamic career in public service and politics beginning in 1954 with work on the committee to establish a new library to replace the old downtown Palo Alto Carnegie Library. She was president of the Addison School PTA and served two terms as president of the Palo Alto High School PTA. She was active in the Association for a Balanced Community which successfully opposed the building of the Palo Alto Clinic Hospital and the...

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Antonette Kavanaugh
May 31, 1930 - Sept. 9, 2016
Atherton, California

Antonette "Lil" Josephine Kavanaugh died peacefully Sept. 9 at Webster House in Palo Alto, with her family by her side. Lil was born in Netcong, NJ, to Peter and Antonette Melillo. She graduated from St. Barnabus School of Nursing in 1950. She moved to CA in 1951, after marrying Clarence Kavanaugh. They were married 42 years, until his death in 1993. She was an RN at Stanford Hospital, and later a school nurse at St. Joseph’s in Atherton. She also served as a volunteer at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop for many years. She was active in the community as a member of the Menlo Park Historical Association, ICF, Serra Club, and Children of Mary. She was a founding member of the Nursing Mothers Council. She and her husband enjoyed travel, and shared adventures throughout the world. Her other interests included reading, cooking, shopping, and spending time with family. She is survived by her children: Patty (Larry), Betsy (David), Tom (Jennifer), Kathy (Chuck), Mary Ann (Don), Joe (April), Maureen (George), and Marie. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce (Jake) Getchius of NJ, 32 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. She also leaves her ca...

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Karl Fritz Beyer
March 1, 1931 - June 17, 2016
Palo Alto, CA, California

Karl Fritz Beyer went into the arms of his Maker on June 17, 2016. Born in Houston, Texas, on March 1, 1931 to Elizabeth Ann and Albert Otto Beyer, he grew up in Texas and Kansas with his two younger sisters, Lucinda and Johanna. His earliest memories included a drive through Texas during which his father told him “a great battle is taking place in the air, over an island far away” (the Battle of Britain in 1941). He married his first wife Sandra (Sandy) Stewart in 1959. He took a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1966, after working for many years for the Coleman Company in Wichita, Kansas. He and Sandy parted company in 1968, though they renewed their friendship in later years. Fritz never stopped caring for the people he loved, even when things didn’t work out, and this earned him the loyalty of both his former wives, as well as his best friend Philip Stricklan, his family, and his Mason and church communities. Moving to California in 1969, he took employment with Schlage Lock in Brisbane, then with the U. S. Navy, and spent the final decades of his career as Manager of Steam and Chilled Water at Stanford University, ensuring that th...

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Ellis Lamb
July 15, 1926 - Sept. 22, 2016 San Carlos, California

Mr. Ellis ‘Red’ Lamb passed away peacefully not far from where he was raised in Natchez, MS, on September 22nd at the age of 90. He had a cardiac arrest while cruising on a riverboat down the Mississippi River with his sister and brother-in-law. On July 15, 1926, in Burnside, MS, Ellis was...

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Frederick M. Miller
March 19, 1931 - Sept. 10, 2016 Menlo Park, California

Frederick McKenzie Miller (Fred) passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side on September 10, 2016, following an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Fred was born on March 19, 1931, in Peoria, Illinois, and graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandra, Virginia in 1949...

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Harriet M. Quarre
March 4, 1927 - Sept. 9, 2016 San Francisco, California

HARRIET MEYER QUARRÉ The light of San Francisco dimmed a bit on September 9th when Harriet Meyer Quarré passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 89. The youngest child of Wilson and Mabel (Mimi) Meyer, Harriet is predeceased by her brothers, George Wilson Meyer, who died serving hi...

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David H. Keyston
Aug. 2, 1925 - Sept. 6, 2016 Carmel, California

David Hill Keyston passed away peacefully September 6, 2016, at the accomplished age of 91. Born August 2, 1925 in Burlingame, California to Hazel Elander and George Noel Keyston, David loved the San Mateo Peninsula and contributed much to its prosperity and development in the 1960's, 1970's and 19...

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