Dolores 'Dodie' Alexander: Led formation of Community Health Awareness Council


Mrs. Alexander

Dolores “Dodie” Alexander, a longtime community leader and co-founder of the Community Health Awareness Council, died March 20 in Penn Valley. Mrs. Alexander was 88.

The mother of five children, the former Los Altos resident was the key force behind the formation of CHAC in 1973, a time when the drug culture was beginning to impact local schools. CHAC has grown into an influential nonprofit counseling organization that has served thousands of local students and parents over the course of its 46-year history.

Emily Parcel Martin

Emily Parcel Martin 042419 onlineLos Altos-area resident Emily Parcel Martin passed away at age 94 on Wednesday, April 3rd.  She passed peacefully with her family present. Born in 1924, to Columbus and Bernice in Colorado, Emily grew up in the Denver area and completed her B.A. in Social Work at the University of Denver. She married Wayne Parcel while completing her degree, then moved to Connecticut and Pennsylvania with him and assisted in his metallurgy lab and typed up his thesis while working in a library of Social Work. In Pennsylvania they had 2 daughters, then moved to the Bay Area, and added a son. Emily was an incredible Mom, active with everything from holding "craft days" to oil painting,  Emily was active in the Unitarian Church, running the Christmas pageants; and always lent a helping hand to friends and neighbors. 

Mark Dalrymple

Mark Dalrymple 042419 online1945-2019 Mark Dalrymple showed courage, grace, and patience during his long struggle with cancer that ended March 22nd. He was born in the Seattle area to parents George and Persis and grew up there and in Humboldt County, CA. Mark attended Stanford University where he earned degrees in Biology and Geology, began working as an audio engineer, and met his wife, Julie. After a brief stint in the Navy he resumed working at Stanford for the Music Department, Memorial Church, and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. The Music Department website describes him as “Audio and video recording, editing, and archiving. Techie and chief schlepper, emeritus.” He loved music and using his skills to help bring it to audiences.

Cindy Day Sabin

Cindy Day Sabin onnline 0417195/26/1963-3/19/2019 Cynthia Day Sabin, age 55, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 holding hands with her husband and daughter at Sutter Health Hospital (Roseville, California). Born, in Stanford, California, she attended Los Altos High School before graduating from Occidental College (Los Angeles) in 1985. She married Peter Sabin Jr. on August 25, 1990. The couple lived in Issaquah, WA for six years before settling in Granite Bay, CA in 1997. They have been residents of Granite Bay for the past 22 years where their two children, Christina Sabin, and John Sabin, both attended Granite Bay High School. Cindy retired from Hewlett Packard after 22 years and joined the California Independent Service Operator (Folsom, CA) where she has been employed for the past ten years.


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