Chester Neal Lindstrom (June 4, 1923-September 22, 2009) Chester Neal Lindstrom passed away on September 22, 2009 in Palo Alto, Ca. at age 86. He was born in Tacoma, Wa. to Chester and Emma Lindstrom. He graduated from Stadium High School, Tacoma in 1941, and attended Stanford University until 1943, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was sent to Europe with the 7th Army, 103rd Infantry, Cactus Division as an engineer. He participated in defeating Germany and in 1945 helped to liberate several concentration camps. After returning from Europe at the end of World War II, Neal graduated from Stanford in 1947 and became an Architect in the Palo Alto area. He designed over 300 private residences, public buildings and churches. Neal married Beverly Britton in 1943, moved to Menlo Park, Ca. and had two daughters, Leslie Dederer (James, deceased) and Adrienne Abbott (Thomas). In 1975 he married Lois Garrard and raised three step-children, Jean Beckett (Bruce), John Garrard (Kathy), and Judy McFadden (Terry) in Los Altos Hills, Ca. Neal loved sailing, tennis, and gardening. In 1996, he married Helen Saunders. They lived in Indian Wells, Ca. and enjoyed traveling. In 2005, he married Claire Swantner. They lived in Indian Wells, Ca. and Gig Harbor, Wa. prior to moving to Orinda, Ca. Neal is survived by his 5 children, their spouses, seven grandchildren: Alexander Dederer, Jacob Dederer, Nathaniel Dederer, Christopher Beckett, Evgueni Saidachev, Michael Beckett, and Jack Garrard; and one great grandchild, Leopold Dederer. Neal was a quiet, dignified man who is greatly missed by family and friends. There will be a family service in Washington on October 24, 2009. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.