Dorothy Munro, personal assistant to Linus Pauling for 23 years, died
on April 16, 2001, in Santa Cruz, California. Ms. Munro, a direct descendant
of Scotland's King Robert the Bruce (1274-1329), was born in Ireland in
1915. She immigrated to the United States at an early age and spent many
years in Pasadena, California. Ms. Munro served as Linus Pauling's secretary
and assistant at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in
Menlo Park and Palo Alto, California, where she arranged his schedule
and prepared manuscripts. With Dr. Zelek Herman, she compiled and published
"The Publications of Professor Linus Pauling", comprising over
1,100 entries. Ms. Munro retired in 1996 when the Institute moved to Oregon.
Ms. Munro is survived by her daughter, Jane; her son, Charles; and three
grandchildren. She is fondly remembered for her dedication to Linus Pauling
and her tremendous knowledge about him, her terrific spirit and wit, and
her tireless and enduring contributions to the Linus Pauling Institute
of Science and Medicine.
updated November, 2001