PEOPLE: Deborah Whitney, a teacher and writer who summered in West Marin, played an important role in her grandchildren's lives. She died last month at age 98.   Courtesy of Dakota Whitney

Deborah Whitney, the matriarch of an Inverness family who raised three children and embarked on a new teaching career after she was prematurely widowed, died on March 24 at age 98.

Deborah was gracious and graceful in manner, yet straightforward in advising family members during tough times. She was devoted to her family, but had a strong . . .

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