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Ruth Budlong Sothern
March 5, 1918 - Aug. 6, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Ruth Budlong Sothern passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 96 in Palo Alto. Ruth was born March 5, 1918, to Wanton Sweet Budlong and Elka Garling Budlong in the Town of Colonie, New York. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School, June 23, 1936. After one year at Russell Sage College from 1936 to 37, she was forced to leave due to the death of her mother. She graduated from Mildred Elley School on June 29, 1939. She is a member of Delta Gamma Delta sorority. At the late age of 57, she received her Bachelor of Arts in May 25, 1975, from the College of New Rochelle. She lent her talents to a position as secretary at The General Electric Co. in Schenectady, New York; Shaker High School in Latham, New York; and Manufacturer's Hanover Trust in New York City. She was married in 1942 to Jackson L. Sothern, deceased, in 1994, and they lived most of their life in Latham, New York, until moving to Palo Alto, California, in 1983. Ruth became a dedicated volunteer and advocate for wildlife, nature and preservation of the environment through the Environmental Volunteers. Ruth is survived by her two loving daughters, Nancy Sothern Mueller of Palo Alto, California...

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Murle R. Rack
Feb. 26, 1918 - Aug. 16, 2014 La Jolla, California

Murle Ranney Rack wife, mother of four and retired teacher and musician, passed away in La Jolla, California, surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 16, 2014 at the age of 96. Murle was born in Dodge, North Dakota, on Feb. 26, 1918. She was the first of four daughters born to Cecil and Ruth Rann...

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James C. Vaughan
March 30, 1935 - Aug. 14, 2014 Santa Rosa, California

James Charles Vaughan, 79, died unexpectedly but peacefully during his sleep Aug. 14, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California, after many years coping with multiple sclerosis and confined to an electric wheelchair. Jim Vaughan was born March 30, 1935, in Utica, New York to James Baker Vaughan and Marianna...

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Janet W. Pringle
Aug. 17, 1917 - Aug. 9, 2014 Portola Valley, California

Janet Walter Pringle passed away at 97 at the Sequoias in Portola Valley on August 9. Janet grew up in Sacramento and later attended UC Berkeley, where she met many lifelong friends. She married E. Covington Pringle (Covie) in 1949 and they spent the early part of their marriage in Red Bluff an...

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John (Jack) H. Byrne
July 6, 1922 - Aug. 1, 2014 Portola Valley, California

Jack Byrne passed away peacefully at the age of 92 after a long and rich life filled with family and friends. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of sixty years Mary Alice Byrne, children John Martin Byrne (Donna), William Mark Byrne (Terri) and Bernadette Byrne, his nieces Patricia Byrne, Kat...

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