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Former Almanac advertising director Mardell Ward dies at 84

Original post made 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 by LYNN HAZARD
a resident of Woodside High School
on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm

(CLASS OF 68.) MY MOTHER PATRICIA L. HAZARD WORKED WITH MARDELL AT THE RECORDER FOR A FEW YEARS. NOT ONLY WAS SHE A TERRIFIC JOURNALIST BUT HER FAMILY WAS GOOD FRIENDS OF OURS AND I REMEMBER HER AND HER FAMILY WELL. I NOW LIVE IN LEBANON, MAINE WITH MY HUSBAND BUT HAVE MANY HAPPY MEMORIES OF MARDELL AND THE VISITS TO HER HOME IN PALO ALTO. IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I SAW THEM. I REMEMBER THEM ALL VERY FONDLY. GOD BLESS AND KEEP. MANY HAPPY MEMORIES!!


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