In Memory

Nancy Alpine (Wilder) - Class Of 1941

Nancy Alpine Wilder  '41   passed away on March 3, 2004 in Pasadena.  She was born in Los Angeles on October 13, 1922.  At an early age she moved with her parents, John and Jane from Hancock Park to San Marino where she lived for most of the rest of her life.  With her brothers, John and Peter, she was a student at Stoneman and Huntington Schools in San Marino, and she graduated from South Pasadena-San Marino High School in 1941.

Nancy attended Beloit College in Wisconsin where she affiliated with Pi Beta Phi.  Nancy left college during WW II to join the Navy, serving as a WAVE.  She later met Henry B. "Hank" Wilder, a naval officer.  They married in 1950.  For more than four decades Nancy and Hank were popular residents of Afton Road in San Marino, where they raised their children, John and Ann.  Nancy was a life-long member of Church of Our Saviour.  She was also active in the Junior Philharmonic Society, the Assistance League, the Pasadena Crown Guild (later the National Charity League), the P.T.A., and the San Marino Women's Club.  Nancy worked at The Athenaeum at Cal Tech.  After retirement she volunteered many hours at the Huntington Library and Art Gallery information booth.

Nancy cherished her family, her friends and her pets.  She also enjoyed tennis in Lacy Park, and several bridge groups.  For the past few years Nancy had lived at the Kensington Episcopal Home in Alhambra.  Nancy is survived by her brother, Peter and his wife Vonnie; her son John and his wife Julie; her daughter Ann Coultrop; and her grandsons, Danny and Chris; several nieces and nephews, and their children.