Mariana Taube (1950 - 1997)

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Marianna Taube

Marianna Taube, 48, a teacher and 37-year resident of Palo Alto, died Oct. 11 after a 10-month struggle with cancer. A native of Chicago, she moved to Portola Valley when she was 11. She later moved with her family to the Stanford campus, where her father, Henry Taube, taught chemistry and was awarded the Nobel prize for his research. She attended Foothill College and later graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor of arts degree. Her life was dedicated to the care and education of children. For the last 23 years, she worked as a teacher for the Besse Bolton Child Development Center of the Palo Alto Unified School District. She led an active volunteer life in addition to teaching full-time with the Palo Alto Unified School District. She was a PTA member at Palo Verde Elementary School, acting as vice president of fund raising for several years. The school's annual Harvest Festival benefited from her work soliciting hundreds of pumpkin donations. Her work on the "Have a Heart" campaign brought in over $5,000 to the PTA to help support campus programs and projects. "Marianna always made the work seem like fun, so people wanted to join her," said Corinne McCourt, a fellow PTA member. In addition to her work with the PTA, she volunteered every year in her daughter's classrooms doing a variety of jobs. "Marianna came in once a week and would do anything, from scraping glue off desks to assisting students--and she would do it happily and with a sense of humor," said Lisa Swagerty, a Palo Verde third-grade teacher. She also devoted time and effort to the Palo Alto Community Child Care site at Palo Verde. She is survived by her parents, Mary and Henry Taube of Stanford; a daughter, Meredith Alice Taube Herman of Palo Alto; two brothers, Carl Taube of Riverside and Heinrich Taube of Champagne, Ill.; and a sister, Linda Taube of Galway, Ireland. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St. in Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Weekly, Deaths, Publication Date: Wednesday Oct 29, 1997

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1950
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October 11, 1997
Age 47