She was born on June 11, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Smith College, where she earned a degree in economics. After graduating she worked in Washington, D.C., as a statistician. She married, and later moved to Palo Alto in 1958 with her husband and three children. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church and served in the Women's Fellowship and the Ecumenical Hunger Project. Her son, Rick, predeceased her. She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara and Carol, son-in-law, Tim, and two grandsons, David and Scott.
Lew Allen Raney
Lew Raney died on Friday, May 17. The longtime resident of Palo Alto was 79 years old.
He was born on April 17, 1934 in Whittier, Calif. to Harry and Agnes Raney. He graduated from UC Berkeley in electrical engineering in 1956. At Berkeley, he met his wife, Shirley Anne Stone. They married in 1956. They traveled to Japan, Carmel, Hawaii and Hong Kong while Lew served in the U.S. Navy. They settled in Palo Alto in 1960, where they raised their two children, Diana and Stephen. He was a Palo Alto resident for 53 years.
His work with Singer Link in the defense industry pioneered a number of early simulation technologies, including simulators for fighter jet flight training, secret surveillance planes and nuclear reactors. Later in his career, he worked on a number of large early laser and hard disc storage devices.
A lifelong sports fan, he led his UC Berkeley intramural football team to two championships and continued to play football in the annual holiday Mud Bowl with his son Steve and his friends from Palo Alto High School. He is survived by his son Steve of Palo Alto, and three grandchildren, Kristina and Brian Smith and Emma Raney. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, and his daughter, Diana Smith of El Dorado, Calif.
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