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Former Almanac advertising director Mardell Ward dies at 84
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on Apr 7, 2009
Mardell R. Ward, who served as advertising director of The Almanac from 1971 to 1989, died March 23 in Palo Alto. She was 84. Ms. Ward, a former editor of the Menlo Park Recorder, took over advertising for The Almanac just six years after the paper was founded by Betty Fry and the late Hedy Boissevain. Her local contacts were invaluable to the newspaper as it expanded into Menlo Park in the 1980s.
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posted Monday, April 6, 2009, 10:34 AM