July 5, 1919 - July 7, 2014
Mary was born in Pocatello, Idaho where she graduated from high school. She attended Stanford University where she earned a B.A. degree in 1942. She acquired a teaching credential from San Jose State University and was a first grade teacher for many years in the Whisman School District in Mt. View, Ca. Mary lived in Palo Alto, Ca for 35 years. Mary and her husband, Frank A. Pfyl, retired and moved to South Lake Tahoe where they spent some 30 years. She devoted hundreds of volunteer hours working at Barton Hospital’s auxiliary the “Attic”. After the death of her husband, Mary moved to Mt. View to be closer to her three children.
She is survived by her sons Monte C. Pfyl, Dennis E. (Susan) Pfyl, and daughter Gabriel Ondine.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Ca.