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Friday: Memorial service for Helen Evans Dallmar of Menlo Park

Supporter of St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 4, for Helen Evans Dallmar of Menlo Park, who died Feb. 23. The celebration of her life will start at 2 p.m. at the Vi in Palo Alto (formerly Hyatt Classic Residences).

She was the wife of Howard Dallmar, former Stanford University basketball coach.

Born in 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, she spent most of her early years growing up in Trooper, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in business administration.

She married Howard Dallmar in 1950, and after a short stay at the University of Pennsylvania, they moved to Menlo Park in 1954 to begin what was to become a lifelong involvement in the local community.

Family members said she spent her time raising her family, volunteering for causes important to her, traveling, and enjoying her many close friends.

She dedicated herself to supporting the St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room near Menlo Park and its mission to feed and help those in need, they said.

She is survived by three children, Elsa Dallmar Arata of Atherton, Suzanne Dallmar Lindsey of San Carlos, and Howard Evans Dallmar of Menlo Park; seven grandchildren; and her sister, Maryanne McGovern of Key Largo, Florida.

She asked that any donations be shared with St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room and/or Pathways Hospice of Sunnyvale.

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