Bertha was born in San Jose, CA and went to local schools and universities. She worked in Alum Rock School District for 31 years and the Santa Clara County Office of Education for 15 years. She have been a member of Foothill Presbyterian Church for 66 years.
Eileen was one of the original founders of the Foothill Christian Preschool in 1998 and is still very active in the oversight of the program. Born in New York, Eileen and family moved to California in 1969. With a background as a medical research technician, followed by a long career in Real Estate, it was a stretch to think she would end up loving such a totally different endeavor. It must be the influence of 4 grandchildren, but she finds the kids fun, refreshing and a joy to be around.
Jerry was born in Stanford, CA and was raised in Fresno where he attended local schools, graduating from Fresno State in 1959. He moved to Palo Alto with his wife, Virginia, in 1960, and to San Jose in 1971 with their two sons. Jerry has been a member of Foothill Church ever since and has served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and on the preschool board. He also serves on the building and grounds committee, as a "Geezer", Foothill's fellowship of handymen, and enjoys boating, fishing, volunteering at the YMCA and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Jerry's sons and their families have stayed close and are also active at Foothill Church.