Stephanie Quinn Westphal, beloved mother, writer, English teacher, and editor, passed away on October 31, 2022, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California, at age 65, following an 18-month battle with metastatic melanoma.

Stephanie was born in Oakland, California, to Barbara and Paul Quinn on January 14, 1957. She grew up in the East Bay and attended Albany High School, where she ran track and field and was president of the French Club, graduating in 1975.

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