“Wonderful!” was the word William “Bill” D. Mowatt ’58 MA ’69 said most often as his heart slowly stopped beating surrounded by his family: wonderful wife Gail, wonderful children, wonderful grandchildren. During the twenty years he had been treated for heart failure, Bill completed 12 race-walking events, 6 half marathons, and 6 full marathons, his last in Edinburgh-all to raise funds for Leukemia-Lymphoma research in honor of the successful bone-marrow transplant he nursed Gail through in 1990. His 30 years of teaching English literature and composition began in Puerto Rico while he served in the Army and ended at West Valley College in Saratoga. After retiring, he taught a popular adult class in Understanding Shakespeare for several years. He and Gail traveled widely and volunteered with the Santa Cruz Symphony League.

04 Jul 2020