Publication Date: Wednesday Jul 26, 2000
Carol Mattison Dupell, 50, a one-time resident of Palo Alto and Menlo Park, died July 7 after a courageous struggle with cancer. Born in Belvidere, Ill., she also made homes in Sacramento and Alamo. She excelled creatively and cultivated a large circle of friends. Serving as a flight attendant, travel agent, restaurant hostess, and homemaker, she was also a garden enthusiast and devoted mother of three, known for her great sense of humor. She is survived by children Jaime, Nate, and Josh Dupell of Alamo; parents Trim and Laurie Mattison of Menlo Park; a sister, Mary Courtney of Twin Falls, Idaho; brothers Laurie Mattison of Los Altos, John Mattison of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Richard Mattison of San Francisco; and former husband Mike Dupell of Menlo Park. Memorial services have been held. Donations can be made in her memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, 94520.
Jean Edwards, 78, a resident of Menlo Park, died July 15 at home. After attending Stanford University and graduating from San Francisco State University, she taught elementary school in east Menlo Park and San Mateo for years. In her retirement, she was an avid golfer, gardener, and world traveler, with many wonderful friends. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Edwards of Menlo Park; children, Bruce Bailey of Cupertino and Marilyn Morita of Mill Valley; stepchildren John Edwards of Edwards, Colo. and Jane Edwards of Redwood City; and five grandchildren. A celebration of her life has been held. Donations in her memory may be made to Stanford Hospice, 300 Pasteur Drive, Mail Code 5520, Stanford, 94305.
Roger L. Harm
Roger L. Harm, 57, Foothill College biology instructor and resident of Palo Alto, died July 17 from complications of esophageal cancer. A respected and well-loved teacher at Foothill since 1989, he got a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was active in support of the civil rights movement. He began his teaching career in the Peace Corps and served four years in Mpwapwa, Tanzania. Upon returning to the United States, he got a doctorate in English from Stanford University, and was active in the movement against the Vietnam War. He then taught English for several years at the University of Illinois in Chicago Circle. He started his work in biology at San Francisco State University in 1980, where he got a master's degree and taught many laboratory and lecture courses. He then came to Foothill, becoming a member of the tenured faculty in 1995. He was known for the excellence of his teaching, dedication to students, and enthusiasm for the subject. In recent years, he contributed substantially to wildlife conservation, in particular for the re-establishment of gray wolf populations in the Yellowstone ecosystem. He traveled widely, returning to East Africa in 1995, and was an avid hiker and camper. He maintained a keen interest in the arts, and for years was a regular subscriber to the San Francisco Opera. He also loved many other forms of music, as well as movies, plays and novels. In recent years, he learned to play the piano and kept up his skills in Latin, Spanish, French, and Swahili. He is survived by a brother, Frederick Harm of Phoenix, Ariz.; a niece, Pamela Harm Pride of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a nephew, Michael Harm of Pittsburgh, Pa. Foothill College will host a memorial service Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. at the college's Biology Garden, located on the campus at 12345 El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For memorial service information call (650) 949-7249. Contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Va. 22203-1606 or to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 2247, New York, N.Y. 10116-2247.
F. Rockwell Hollands
F. Rockwell Hollands, 82, a resident of Palo Alto from 1962 to 1972 and former public relations director at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., died Feb. 11. Born in Paonia, Colo., he lived in the house that is now the American Legion Hall. At the age of two, he moved to Delta, Colo. where he lived until he was 10, finally settling in Hornell, N.Y. He graduated from Exeter Academy in 1936 and Harvard University in 1940. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and then after the war, worked as a journalist in Connecticut, Nevada, and California. In 1962, he married Jessie Kauffmann Wingfield and the two moved to Palo Alto where they had a son in 1964. Following his wife's death in 1971, he married Clara Reynolds Quisenberry. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and the Toastmasters Club. In 1978, he moved back to Paonia, where his wife died in 1988. He is survived by a son, Walter Hollands of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Charlotte Darrow of North Carolina; a sister, Louise Zwingle; stepchildren, Polly Wingfield of Menlo Park and Ann Quisenberry of Palo Alto. Services have been held. Remembrances can be sent to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive Suite 100, Arlington, Va. 22203.
Malcolm M. Viau
Malcolm M. Viau, 88, a longtime resident of Palo Alto and Los Altos, died June 27 of heart failure. A native of Sanger, he graduated from Fresno State and later served in the United States Army, 103rd Infantry Division, during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. He started his career as an agent for General Insurance Company, later known as Safeco Insurance Company, with his territory extending from Burlingame to San Luis Obispo. After many years with Safeco, he and a partner started their own agency, Marx & Viau in San Jose. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Los Altos Golf and Country Club for over 36 years. He is survived by a son, Craig Viau of San Jose; a brother, Slosson Viau of Pacific Palisades; three grandchildren; and longtime friend Helen Foerster of Los Altos. A private service will be held later this month.
Emilie Wansek, 7, a five-year resident of Palo Alto, died July 15. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, she lived her first years in France. She spent four wonderful years at Chandler Tripp School in San Jose and a very special year in kindergarten at Addison Elementary School. She is survived by her parents, Georges and Stephanie Wansek of Palo Alto; an aunt, Christina McLeod and grandmother, Kirsten McLeod of Palo Alto; great-grandmother Mary Jenkins of Copenhagen, Denmark; grandfather Scott McLeod of New Orleans; an uncle, Pierre Wansek, grandmother Lucienne Flammier, and great-grandmother Georgine Flammier of Saint-Jean de Maurienne, France. A memorial service has been held. Donations can be made in Emilie's name to Chandler Tripp School, 780 Thornton Way, San Jose, 95128 or Addison Elementary School, 650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto, 94301.