ObituarySophia Chamberlin Alway
Sophia Chamberlin Alway, a pediatrician and resident of Portola Valley from 1955 to 1977, died Feb. 10 in Redmond, Washington. She was 92.
Dr. Alway was born in Concord, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Concord Academy and Smith College. After graduating from the Yale School of Medicine, she served her residency in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. While at the university, she met Robert H. Alway, also a pediatrician, and they were married in 1942.
The Always moved to Portola Valley in 1955 when Dr. Robert Alway became dean of the Stanford Medical School.
While living in Portola Valley, Sophia Alway was active in community and school activities, serving on the Portola Valley school board. She worked with well child clinics, and became the coordinator of the newly formed Human Biology program at Stanford University.
She was highly thought of by many people in the community, according to her longtime friend, Adaline Jessup of Portola Valley.
After Dr. Robert Alway's retirement, the couple moved to Oak Harbor, Washington, and after her husband's death, Dr. Alway moved to Redmond, Washington.
Dr. Alway is survived by her five children, Anne Bliss of Alexander Creek, Alaska; Maria Alway of Vancouver, British Columbia; Rick Alway of Port Orchard, Washington; and Joan Alway and Ted Alway of Pashastin, Washington, Other survivors are a sister, Anne Newbury of Hanover, New Hampshire, and nine grandchildren.
A family service will be held at a later date. Remembrances may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.