Adele McPartland, a resident of Portola Valley, died March 2 at her home. She was 85.
Born in Connecticut, she graduated from nursing school and during hospital rounds met her future husband, Mac. They married and moved to the Bay Area, where he began his practice as an anesthesiologist at Stanford and what was then the Palo Alto Medical Clinic.
They built their home in Portola Valley 52 years ago, and she raised her family and became involved in the community. She flourished as a librarian, gardener, florist, Ikebana master and loyal San Francisco Giants fan. She spent many years working and performing volunteer work at the Portola Valley Library.
She was preceded in death by her son, Mark, and her husband, Dr. Francis McPartland. She is survived by her children, Maureen Hardy, Paul, Philip and Jim.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Our Lady of Wayside, where she was a long-standing parishioner, or a favorite charity. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Wayside, 930 Portola Road, Portola Valley.