FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2021 111 B3 BAY AREA NEWS GROUP Obituaries & In Memoriam To place an Obituary notice in The Mercury News, please email email@example.com or call us at (408) 920-5276. www.bayareaobits.com Obituary Index Ellen M. Stotzky 86, of Los Altos passed away Dec. 15, 2020. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren. In our hearts forever. Please submit your obituary notice to: mnobits@ bayareanewsgroup.com or call (408) 920-5276 for information Please visit www.legacy.com to view the online obituaries and sign the online guestbook Life Stories Live On ADAM, JAMES BROWN, MONA DAVIDSON, SANDRA DRUMMOND, JEAN FRUTCHEY, BARBARA LYNN, LILA MIYAMURA, MASARU ROGERS, III, NEIL STOTZKY, ELLEN Find current & past obituaries online at MercuryNews.com Sign a guest book View photos Read stories and special remembrances Visit MercuryNews.com and click on obituaries Obituaries may not appear in alphabetical order Database powered by Legacy.com This index may not reflect all obituaries published Mona Theresa Brown June 27, 1934 - November 25, 2020 Resident of Campbell On November 25, 2020, the eve of Thanksgiving, Mona Theresa (McGuire) Brown, left us for her heavenly rest after a sudden illness, unrelated to Covid, in Los Gatos, CA. Her beloved husband, Maurice F. Brown, was able to kiss her goodbye. During her transition, her children - Terri, Murray, and Wayne - were by her side, while the day’s sky was a peaceful blue, and neighboring streets began to hang Christmas lights to brighten the dark night. Mona was loved by all. Her family always knew how much she was loved by everyone in her life’s path, but it was not until her passing that her family truly understood the depth and quality of love others had for our Mona. The amount of love she possessed for everyone she met was abundant, vast, and selfless. The love she had for her family was endless and eternal. Mona was once asked, “If you could relive any part of your life, what would it be,” she replied, “Definitely starting a family. I would relive that over and over - it was the happiest I have ever been.” Her family was her world. To her family, she was their world - their matriarch. Born June 27, 1934 in Kirkland Lake Ontario, Canada. In 1955, Mona moved to Toronto and soon married and began a wonderful life adventure of 65 years with her dear love, Maurice. Shortly after arriving in the United States, they created their first home in Santa Clara in 1957, then later moved to Cupertino, and for the last 32 years resided in their current home in Campbell. Despite her deep roots in California, her heart and soul was Canadian through and through. Growing up, her life was far from easy. Being on her own from a young age and enduring polio as a child, she raised herself to be a strong, determined, and independent woman - doing whatever needed in order to make a better life for herself. Mona and Maurice have three children, who are their pride and joy: Terri Abb (San Jose), Murray Brown (San Jose), and Wayne Brown (Sonoma). Mona adored her son and daughter-in-laws: William Abb Jr., Nancy Adams, and Pamela Brown. Beyond being a proud mother, Mona found pure joy as a grandmother to: Jenna Abb-Mittleman (Scott Mittleman) and Julia Abb-Gonterman (Ronald Gonterman); Ashley Brown-Obagi (Zein Obagi Jr.) and Gregory Brown; Megan, Abbey, and Owen Brown. She was a great-grandmother to Avery, Ardyn, and Everly. The pandemic truly affected our family and friends from having the loving goodbyes that Mona would have cherished. Her generous love she shared with everyone, everyday, will remain in our hearts forever. Every hummingbird we see will remind us and embrace us of life’s sweetness with “Loads of Love” from our Mona. “Kozy Brothers” Your Everyday Famous Market Farm Fresh and Always the DE MARTINI ORCHARD Best 66 N. 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Later, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Mills College in Oakland, majoring in Women’s Studies and Philanthropy. Sandra (Sandy to some) never met a stranger, and showed her vivacious personality to all she met. A serious Rock ‘n Roller, she went to hundreds of concerts from the mid ‘70s onward. Often found rocking out in the front row of The Who. Sandra dabbled in concert promotion and journalism, interviewing the likes of The Police and Oingo Boingo. She was active behind the scenes and a Board member of San Jose Stage Company, and an avid fan of Opera San Jose. A lifelong animal lover, she became a devout vegetarian in her teens. Sandra loved reading, movies and sciencefiction (especially the original Star Trek). Most of all, her greatest loves were her six nieces and nephews: Lillian, Savannah, Gabriella, Gavin, Billy and Stella. Additionally, she leaves behind her parents, Charles and Anita, her brother Bill and sister-in-law Lila, both of Orlando, Florida, and sister Stephanie. As well as many life long and devoted friends. Sandra was an incredibly loving, deeply spiritual person, devoted to the environment and her kindness to all living creatures was unwavering. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her honor should make it to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley or their favorite charity.