Mavisshared a love of nature with her childrenwho fondly remember adventures to all corners of California in the family station wagon. On their honeymoon, Mavis and Ace climbed and skied down Mammoth Mountain where they later taught their children to ski. Despite her busy life, Mavis found time to enjoy the beauty of naturewith her family on hikes, or in her La Canada garden, where she favored native plants to honor God’s creation and nurture it for her grandchildren.
Mavis was never shy about expressing her political views and encouraged others to speak out against injustice or waste. She would want you to know that she opposed nuclear weapons and the United States military involvement in Central America. For two decades, she regularly participated in civil disobedience at weapons manufacturers in Southern California, the Nevada Desert Nuclear Weapons Test Site, and the School of the Americas, where the United States has trained oppressive military regimes.