My mother was murdered in our Los
Gatos townhome at 112 Peach Willow Court on January 19th 1979, a
brother and I were only eight and nine years old and were picked
up by our father for a visit before the murder. My mother's fiancé
whom we lived with also had two children who left with their
mother shortly after we left. Her fiancé said he was attending a
function not far from our home that night. My mother had
chosen not to join him.
My mother was choked, beaten and
shot to death. There was no evidence of forced entry into our
house. No one has ever been charged for her murder. The
gun was never found. Part of my interest in this web page is
that I hope someone may know something about this murder or have any
information that might be helpful as well as to serve as a memorial.
My mom was very devoted. She was my
soccer coach, Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was the
editor for the San Tomas Tel-parent PTA newsletter
and involved with her community. She was a journalist and
was writing a book prior to her death.
I don't think I will ever be able to
express in words the anguish her death caused my family.
My brother and I were heartbroken, our lives forever altered, and
nearly ruined. Still, not a day goes by that I'm not haunted
by her tragic death and wonder how one could be capable of such
cruelty. Wendy Rose