Thank you to Tom Johnson for letting me know about
Mary Odano. I first met Mary at SVP in
Denver years ago and am sad to hear that she has passed away.
(From Tom Johnson)
I learned last night that Mary Odano, a long-time
preparator at the Los Angeles County Museum and owner of Valley Anatomical
Preparations, passed away in October.
Her obituary was published in December in an Indiana newspaper.
I scanned the DML for any posts, and was a little
surprised to see no notice in the LA Times, so it occurred to me that there may
be many who have not yet learned of her passing.
I'm sure Sam McLeod knew her!
Anyway, if it would be appropriate at this late
date, I wondered if you would like to post a brief notice of her passing in the
Mary Odano was not only a skilled preparator and
maker of fossil replicas, she was a very warm and generous friend, and I'm sure
many in the paleo community, especially in southern California, will want to
know of her passing.