Pendleton was a public school drama and English teacher in Sacramento whose estate fit into a tidy ranch-style home with a single rosebush on the front lawn. Her collection of antiquities included a few old cameras, some tea sets and enough beaded necklaces to cover a dining room table.Her money went to the Old City Cemetery, the Sacramento County Historical Society, the downtown public library, and the Crocker Art Museum.
With only a small circle of dear friends and no surviving relatives left to mourn her death in 2011 at the age of 82, Pendleton asked that nearly one-third of her modest wealth be given to the institutions she cherished, those dedicated to preserving the history of Sacramento. After her home in Greenhaven was sold and her estate settled, those donations eclipsed $80,000.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Neat Story, In A Bittersweet Sorta Way
From today's major Sacramento paper: