With profound sadness we announce that Yvonne Marcelle Steffen, one of the most active and longest-serving members of our Club, passed away on July 8 at her home in San Francisco.
Yvonne had French and Swiss parents and her first language was French. She was a career teacher of French, at Stanford, at several high schools, and on military bases in France, Japan, and the US. Her most recent teaching position was at Hogan HS in Vallejo. Of course she was also a dedicated political activist, tireless member of the Sierra Club as well as the ECDC, and a campaign worker for both Clintons and for Tony Thurmond. Her commitment, in politics and in general, was exemplary.
On top of that and much more, she was a great believer in physical fitness, and a really good cook as many of our members can attest. We in the Club have missed her since she moved to San Francisco two years ago, and now she will be missed by many others.