Deaths
Publication Date: Friday May 20, 1994

Deaths

Anna Mae Chan

Anna Mae Chan, 82, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, died May 11 after a short illness. A native of San Francisco, she was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons and five grandchildren. Contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, San Mateo County Unit, 1720 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402.

Zenna E. Higgins

enna E. Higgins, 98, a 62-year resident of Palo Alto, died May 17. A native of Washington, she graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla and received training as a teacher. After moving to Palo Alto she held various jobs cooking, bookkeeping and doing secretarial work. She retired in 1964 from her secretarial position with Stanford University Women's Athletic Department. She was actively involved in the community after her retirement and gave her services to: the Downtown Children's Center, the Parent's Nursery School, Mid-Peninsula YWCA, the Palo Alto Historical Society and the Senior Center of Palo Alto. She was also a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church, AAUW writers group, North County Friendly Visitor's Service, Palo Alto Area Red Cross, Palo Alto Task Force on Aging, La Comida Nutrition Program, the Toyon Chapter of Chaparral Poets and the Palo Alto Women's Club. She is survived by a daughter, a brother, a sister, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held May 21 at 2 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church at the corner of Hamilton and Waverley in Palo Alto. Contributions may be sent to the church at 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 94306.

June Koenig

June Koenig, 74, a 34-year resident of Palo Alto, died May 14. A native of Oklahoma, she was a professor of languages at Hamlin University. She volunteered at the Stanford Gallery Bookstore. She is survived by her husband, Joseph D. Koenig of Palo Alto, and a sister.

Olga Kolokouris

Olga Kolokouris, 70, a resident of Menlo Park, died April 7. A native of Greece, she was a seamstress at I. Magnin for many years. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Kolokouris of Menlo Park; a daughter; a niece; three brothers, including Costa Boumis of Menlo Park; and a sister. Contributions may be sent to Stanford Medical Center, Cancer Research, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford CA 94304.

May S. Mock

May S. Mock, 70, a 25-year resident of Palo Alto, died May 13. A native of San Francisco, she was a florist in Palo Alto for 40 years. She was also past president of the San Francisco Florist Association. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bing T. Mock of Palo Alto; two sons, including Ted Mock of Palo Alto; three grandchildren; and two sisters, including Portia Huie of Menlo Park. Contributions may be sent to Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 or to CAR, 3880 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304.

Rodman Z. Reade

Rodman Z. Reade, 79, a 40-year resident of Palo Alto, died May 15. A World War II Army Air Corps veteran, he flew 51 combat missions on a B-24 bomber. A graduate of UCLA, he taught in the Ravenswood City School District, worked for Hewlett-Packard, and later joined the staff of Stanford University, where he worked at Hansen Labs and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gloria Reade of Palo Alto; two sons, including Evan and Gordon Reade of Palo Alto; and two grandsons. Memorial contributions may be sent to the California Parkinson's Foundation, 1170 Morse Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Elizabeth H. 'Libby' Wacha

Elizabeth H. "Libby" Wacha, 72, a 45-year resident of Palo Alto, died May 15. A native of Johnstown, Pa., she and her husband operated University Travel Service in downtown Palo Alto. She is survived by her husband, Edmund Wacha of Palo Alto; a daughter; two sons, Tom Wacha and Rick Wacha of Palo Alto; three grandchildren; a sister; a niece; and a nephew.

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