Donald Specht


Donald Specht

Donald Specht

Oct. 15, 1933 - Jul. 7, 2019

Resident of Los Altos

Don was a devoted husband, father, and renowned scientist/engineer.  Born in Harvey, North Dakota.  In 1960, he married Suzanne Dimm.  An alumnus of Santa Clara University, he received his M.S. from Carnegie-Mellon, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. 

Richard James Tibbs

Richard James Tibbs

8/9/1946 - 7/8/2019

Richard was born August 9, 1946, in Palo Alto, CA. A graduate of UC Berkley, Richard moved to Volcano, CA and taught U.S. History at Amador High School for one year.

Developing a career in construction, Richard later moved to Garden Valley, CA, became a licensed contractor, and built houses in El Dorado County and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Richard was a highly skilled craftsman and took great pride in doing all of the work himself.

Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.


Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

Lyman Stafford "Butch" Logan, Jr. – successful entrepreneur, tennis fiend, barbershop bass, and beloved brother, uncle, and friend – passed away on June 20, 2019. He was 80 years old.

Butch was one of a kind. He was born on September 14, 1938, in New York City - the son of Lyman Logan, Sr., and Jane Logan. Butch attended Ridgewood High School in New Jersey, where he thrived on the school’s championship tennis team - graduating in 1956. He earned his BA from Hamilton College in 1960, and an MBA from Stanford University in 1962.

Merry B. Stephenson

Merry StepensonMerry B. Stephenson (October 2, 1939 – May 29, 2019)

Our beautiful and beloved Merry, retired Los Altos primary grade teacher, succumbed to cancer on May 29, 2019, passing away peacefully with her children by her side.

Born Merolyn Lou Bovee in Inglewood, California, she surprised her parents Helen (Hurst) and Glenn Thaddeus Bovee with her unexpected arrival on October 2, 1939 following the birth of what was to be her twin, Jerolyn Sue (Jeri).


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