She was born in Santa Monica, Calif., and attended Mills College and UCLA, majoring in French.
She was a ballet enthusiast, gourmet cook, world traveler, accomplished sailor and school volunteer. A longtime congregant at Stanford Memorial Church, she was appreciated as a spirited reader of scripture.
She lived her life with dignity and grace, her husband recalled.
She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Karlson of San Diego; and son Doug Karlson and husband Doug Karlson, both of Palo Alto.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. at Stanford Memorial Church.
Contributions in her memory can be made to Mills College or the Stanford University Hospital Spiritual Care Service.
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