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Community Pulse - September 7, 2012


Carole Hansen Lusebrink

After a prolonged illness, longtime Palo Alto resident Carole Hansen Lusebrink died Aug. 23 in Davis, Calif.

She was born in Provo, Utah, on Dec. 2, 1929, and is the daughter of George H. and Afton Allred Hansen. After graduating from Lincoln High School and Brigham Young University, she taught Home Economics in Richland, Wash., where she met William Nels "Bill" Lusebrink of Walnut Creek, Calif. They were married in Provo on Jan. 26, 1953.

After living in Washington, they moved to California in 1958 and settled in Palo Alto in 1961, where Bill worked for Stanford University. They lived in the same Palo Alto home for 43 years. Preceding her in death were her two brothers, Don and Alan Hansen. She is survived by her sister, Helen Warnock; her husband, Bill; son, Karl, and daughter-in-law, Rita; son, Glen, and daughter-in-law, Jody; and three grandchildren.

A memorial celebrating her life will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium at the University Retirement Community in Davis, Calif. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Hills in Provo, Utah, at a date to be announced.

Charitable contributions in her honor can be made to the American Diabetes Association at

Memorial Services

Richard Lyman

A memorial service will be held for former Stanford President Richard Lyman on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at Stanford Memorial Church. A reception will follow from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Stanford Faculty Club.

Lyman, whose tenure as provost and later president of Stanford University spanned a tumultuous period of student protest over the Vietnam War, weapons research and civil rights, died May 27 of congestive heart failure. He was 88.


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