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Mary Mercer Castellini, American Author. Named Outstanding Californian, Rare Books and California History, The Bancroft Library., University of California Berkeley, since 1993.

Background

Castellini, Mary Mercer was born on April 4, 1923 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Reuben Howard and Alma Evangeline (Holmes) Mercer.

Education

Bachelor in American Civilization, Dominican College, 1974.

Career

Author botanical researcher at Herbarium, California Academy Sciences, San Francisco, 1984-1987.

Membership

Den leader Boy Scouts American, Stuart Hall School for Boys, San Francisco, 1955-1957. Leader Girl Scouts United States, Convent of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, 1957-1959. Member Mothers' March on Polio, Polio Society, San Francisco, 1955.

Freshman Young Women’s Christian Association president U. Washington, Seattle, 1943. Member chorus Emeritus College of Marin. Member Ina Coolbrith Circuit (life), American Association of University Women (Washington District of Columbia, life, Individual grant Ednl.

Foundation 1977-1978, 78-79), California Botanical Society, Alpha Chi Omega.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, studying, volunteer work, swimming, hiking.

Connections

Married Edgar Aldo Castellini, August 25, 1946 (deceased February 1983). Children: Edgar M., Anita M.

father:
Reuben Howard Mercer

mother:
Alma Evangeline (Holmes) Mercer

spouse:
Edgar Aldo Castellini

children:
Edgar M. Castellini

Anita M. Castellini