On the path to Everest . . .


Anne Hus Brower 1913-2001 [88.58]      David Ross Brower 1912-2000 [88.33]  


Anne Hus Brower died at home on November 14th. She was born in Oakland and lived most of her life in Berkeley. She worked at UC Berkeley for more than 50 years, first in the president's office, then at UC Press, then as an editor in the departments of City and Regional Planning and Anthropology, and most recently as an interviewer for the Regional Oral History Office [of the Bancroft Library]. It was at UC Press that she met and married another editor, David Brower, who became the foremost environmentalist of his generation. She was his touchstone, confidant, and critic; the woman behind his success. She invented the name Friends of the Earth.

Anne Brower was a warm and witty friend, an extraordinary mother, and a mother surrogate to her neighborhood and a legion of young environmentalists. Three sons (Ken, Bob, and John), one daughter (Barbara), and three grandchildren (David C. Brower, Anne Kathryn and Rosemary Olsen) survive her. A memorial celebration is planned for March.


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[Photograph: Barbara Brower]