June 23, 1924 - June 2, 2016
Lee McRae passed away on the morning of June 2, 2016, just a few weeks before her 92nd birthday. She lived an incredibly active and full life until the very end, and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be remembered for her activism and her impact on early music education and performance. She was a founding member of the innovative Walden Center and School, Early Music America, San Francisco Early Music Society and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. A musician, singer, musician's agent, author, peace advocate and music teacher, she was an independent spirit, curious, engaged and inexhaustible.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 60 years, Alan McRae. She will be greatly missed by her four daughters, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews, dear friends and neighbors, and the countless people whose lives she touched.
A Celebration of Life service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, June 25, 3-5, at the Northbrae Community Church-Haver Hall, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA.
Gifts in her memory may be made to Walden Center and School:www.Walden-School.net
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Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 9 to Jun. 12, 2016.