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Ed Wells
Aug. 15, 1923 - Feb. 7, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Edwin A. Wells Jr. municipal finance consultant, civil engineer, Stanford graduate, Wolrd War II Army veteran, civic volunteer died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2014, surrounded by family at his home of more than 50 years in Portola Valley, California. He was 91. Born in Palo Alto, California, Ed was the eldest son of Edwin A. Wells Sr. and Mildred In de Betou Thompson Wells. He graduated from San Rafael High School, where his father was the principal. In 1942-43, he worked in Alaska and the Yukon Territory as a survey crewman on the Alaska-Canadian Highway. In 1944-45, he served as a sergeant in the Army 776th Field Artillery Battalion in Europe. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and participated in the German surrender. He remained in France for a year after the war ended, assisting with reconstruction efforts. On his return, he entered Stanford University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and he met his wife Alison. They were married in 1949. Ed earned a BS in 1949 in civil engineering and an MS in 1950 in hydraulics. He transferred to U.C. Berkeley and earned a degree of civil engineer in sanitary engineering in 1952. He worked...

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Nancy E. Glass
Nov. 9, 1927 - Feb. 24, 2015 Woodside, California

Nancy Elizabeth Glass, a 5th generation San Mateo County resident, passed away February 24th in Palo Alto, CA, at the age of 87. Nancy was born November 9, 1927, the only child of Eric and Elizabeth Alsford. She attended Half Moon Bay High School and San Mateo Junior College. Growing up in San G...

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Alma Jackson
May 28, 1930 - Feb. 16, 2015 Menlo Park, California

Our Beloved Alma Johnson Jackson was born on May 28, 1930, in Crowley, Louisiana, to the late Abra and Artille Johnson. From this union were born seven children. Her mother later married Minga Dabbs. From this union were born two children. Alma spent her early childhood years growing up in Louisi...

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Antigone T. Bellas
June 14, 1937 - Feb. 11, 2015 Palo Alto, California

Antigone T. Bellas, born June 14, 1937, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Antigone was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Peter and Potoula Theophelis and once married moved to Palo Alto, California, in 1964. Antigone graduated from the University of Michigan in 1959 and started her caree...

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Robert C. Sleeper
March 17, 1938 - Feb. 11, 2015 Palo Alto, California

At rest in Palo Alto, Feb. 11, 2015, Robert Clark Sleeper. Robert was born in Larchmont, New York, on March 17, 1938, to George E. Sleeper Jr. and Winifred McCargar. Robert was a descendant of California pioneers and lived the majority of his life in Northern California. Robert earned his B.A. in...

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