Carol Strachan

from the Santa Clara Mercury, June 17, 1985:

Carol L. Strachan, 42, Santa Clara Schoolteacher

Carol 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.

“She 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.

“She liked 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 Teachers’ Association.

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.
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