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Publication Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Obituaries Obituaries (March 17, 2004)

Sister Mary Henry
Nurse, patient advocate

Sister Mary Henry, a nurse, teacher of nursing and a pioneer in the field of patient counseling and advocacy, died February 25 at Oakwood Convent of the Sacred Heart in Atherton.

Sister Henry, a native of Dublin, Nebraska, died of congestive heart failure. She was 95 and had been a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart for 70 years.

Sister Henry was a graduate of the Creighton University School of Nursing. She entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1933.

She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing at San Francisco College for Women and a master's degree in education from Stanford University.

Throughout her long career, she taught science at San Francisco College for Women, Duchesne College in Omaha, Nebraska, and Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Later she worked as a nurse and a patient representative at Lake Forest Hospital and in a ministry to battered women and children in Lake Forest.

She was a founding member of the Society of Patient Representatives, formed in 1972. She went to Oakwood in 1981, where she provided nursing care for the elderly nuns until her retirement.

Sister Henry is survived by two sisters, Catherine Henry, a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart living at Oakwood, and Margaret Henry O'Neill of San Francisco.

A funeral Mass was held at Oakwood on March 10 with burial at the Oakwood Convent Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Religious of the Sacred Heart, Oakwood, 140 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton, CA 94027.

Edgerton Scott
Venture capital partner

Edgerton "Edgie" Scott III, managing director of Lighthouse Capital Partners, a venture capital firm in Menlo Park, died unexpectedly February 22. He was 60.

Mr. Scott had more than 25 years of experience investing in emerging growth companies. He joined Lighthouse Capital Partners in 1999; prior to that he founded Imperial Bank's emerging growth division.

From 1984 to 1990, he was president and founder of BNP Venture Capital, the U.S. venture capital arm of Banque Nationale de Paris.

Mr. Scott lived in Point Arena, California, and is survived by his wife, Sandy; four children; and one grandchild.

A memorial was held February 28 at the Menlo Circus Club. Donations may be made to Friends of Coast Community Library Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 808, Point Arena, CA 95468.

Ethel Wolfe
Longtime Menlo Park resident

Ethel Anne Wolfe died March 5 at her Menlo Park home. She was 94.

Ms. Wolfe was born in Havelock, Iowa, to Jay and Katherine Williams. Her father was a descendant of the Zane family who founded Wheeling, West Virginia, defended Fort Henry during the Revolutionary War and for whom Zanesville, Ohio, is named, say family members.

Ms. Wolfe married Ben Wolfe in 1927. They moved to Pasadena, where their three children were born. In 1951, the family moved to Menlo Park, where Mr. Wolfe became employee No. 32 at Stanford Research Institute. Mr. Wolfe died in 1990.

Ms. Wolfe is survived by her sons, Ed Wolfe of Azusa and Stan Wolfe of San Jose; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted by the Rev. Rick Line of the First Baptist Church of Menlo Park, with burial at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Roller Hapgood & Tinney in Palo Alto.

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