Willy, Zoe Ann
Zoe Ann Willy
Married name: Zoe Ann Still
Born: 10 September 1931, Los Angeles CA
Died: 21 April 1997, Santa Clara CA
From the September 28, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
7th Grade: Zoe Ann Willy went on two picnics and practiced her toe dancing during her vacation.
From the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
MOVIE NEWS OF THE WEEK: 7th and 8th Grades: Zoe Ann’s opinion of Kings Row is really a swell one.
From the 1943 Mar-Ken Primary / Junior High Annual:
•Nicknames: Zoe Ann – “Bugs Ears”
•Predictions 21 years from now: Zoe Ann Willy will be a ballet dancer.
•What would happen if – Zoe Ann became a red head?
From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Freshman Biographies”:
Zoe Ann Wiley was born in Los Angeles on September 10, 1931. She has gone to Mar-Ken for three years and what three years! Her ambition is to be a musician and should be after studying for four years. Her favorite subject is History and her favorite sport is horseback riding. Her love interest is Jess Barker.
[Note: Last name misspelled in the above paragraph.]
Freshman Predictions: Zoe Ann Willy will certainly become a trumpet player after studying for so long.
Zoe was a member of Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1945.
From the 1946 Sophomore Biographies in the Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Zoe Ann Willy
Scene 1 – Born in Los Angeles.
Scene 2 – She is known for her place in the Hog Callers.
Scene 3 – Her pet peeve is a practical joker.
Scene 4 – Her ambition is to be a good musician.
Zoe was a member of the Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1946.
From the 1947 Junior Biographies in the Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Name – Zoe Ann Willy, Class Treasurer
Born – California, Sept. 20
Saying – For Pete’s Sake
Ambition – Musician
Pastime – Ice Skating
Talent – Trumpet
Can You Imagine – No playing trumpet?
Nickname – Willy
From the 1948 Senior Biographies in the Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Name: Zoe Ann Willy
Born: September 10
Talent: Playing the trumpet
Sport: ice skating
Saying: Hawthorne for President
Song: Embraceable You
What if – – Zoe didn’t play the trumpet?
From Quatrains in the 1948 Mar-Ken School Yearbook:
Zoe Ann Willy has the will
To play the trumpet with great skill
Her work in the orchestras gets her dizzy
And with all her homework, she’s really busy
Zoe Ann Willy graduated from Mar-Ken School in the summer session of 1948 with an English major. She received the Mar-Ken Art Award for her work on the Junior Activity Page in 1948. Zoe performed a trumpet solo (2nd movement of Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet, Pearl Polka) at the 1948 graduation ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel.