Students, faculty, staff and community members are mourning the passing of Foothill College faculty member Anne M. Paye, M.A. Anne touched the lives of thousands of students and inspired all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her Foothill family. We offer our deepest sympathy to her family.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 16, at 4 p.m. at Stanford University Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, with a reception immediately following at Cantor Arts Center. All are welcome.
Of Paye, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Chancellor Linda M. Thor, Ed.D., shared the following message with the Foothill College community:
"It is with enormous sadness that I inform you of the passing of Anne Paye on Thursday evening, June 20, in her Woodside home surrounded by her family. Anne was an English instructor at Foothill College and served as the chief negotiator for the Faculty Association for more than 20 years. Because of Anne's outstanding contributions, Foothill-De Anza is a better place. Her work improved the lives of students and faculty alike. She made a deep and lasting impact on our community. She will be greatly missed.
"Anne is survived by her loving husband Edward D. Storm; her son John A. Paye (Danielle) of Menlo Park; her daughter Amy Paye Venuto (Stephen Venuto) of Menlo Park; her daughter Katherine (Kate) Paye of Woodside; her grandchildren Emma, Jack, Hannah and Georgia Paye, Sylvie and Chloë Venuto, and Catherine (Cass) Paye; her sister Frances (Shimek) Jones of Concord; four nieces and a nephew; and her Royal Standard poodle, Bear.
"In lieu of flowers, the family requests a charitable donation in Anne’s name to the educational institution or youth sports program of your choice.
"The family thanks Anne's friends and colleagues for your compassion and support."
Paye held a master's degree in English from Stanford University, where she specialized in British and American modern poetry. She was instrumental in developing critical thinking materials for the freshman composition sequence and engages students in rigorous reading and lively debate about their ideas. She authored a freshman handbook and served as the director of Foothill's Summer Shakespeare Field Trip program. The San Francisco Chronicle has published her obituary.
If you would like to make a charitable donation in Anne's name to the Foothill-De Anza Foundation, please call or e-mail Laura Woodworth, foundation associate director, at (650) 949-6232 or WoodworthLaura@fhda.edu.