Marylou McClure was born in Oakland and grew up in Los Gatos. She was a Girl Scout and loved the outdoors, particularly at Lake Tahoe, and graduated in 1946 from Stanford University. At Stanford, she was student-body vice president and a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
In choosing a profession, she settled on teaching and taught elementary school and specialized in the lives and customs of the Native Americans of Northern California. Her many interests included gardening, golf, music, spirituality and traveling.
She was a chaplain at Trinity School in Menlo Park after being ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church.
She is survived by daughter Laura, sons Brian and Toper, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Gifts and memorials in her name may be made to the scholarship fund of Trinity School at 2650 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, 94025.