the Santa Clara Mercury, June 17, 1985:
Carol L. Strachan,
42, Santa Clara Schoolteacher
L. Strachan, 42, a Santa Clara schoolteacher for the past 21 years,
died in a Carmel hospice June 7 after a two-year bout with cancer.
was a person who had a tremendous love for children and a kind of
mannerism about her where she could relate very well to them,” said
Earl Davidson, principal of Westwood Elementary School on Saratoga
Avenue in Santa Clara.
Davidson said a tree will be planted in
the play area next to the classroom where she taught for many years, in
recognition of her outstanding service to the school.
science, and it will be a living tribute to her memory. Her room was
always a good one to be in,” he said. A plaque will be placed with the
tree, Davidson said.
Miss Strachan, a native of Detroit, was a
graduate of San Jose Sate University and the University of San
Francisco. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and the California
She is survived by her parents, Seth and
Josephine Strachan of Pebble Beach; two sisters, Mrs. James Murray III
of Santa Monica and Mrs. Gene Jacobson of Marina Del Rey; and a
brother, Seth Strachan of Barrington Hills, IL.
At Miss Strachan’s request, no funeral services were held. Private
inurnment was handled by the California Cremation Society.
Memorial donations to the Hospice of the Monterey Peninsula or to a
favorite charity have been suggested by the family.