Seventeen months ago, LESLEY MCALLISTER ’91 contacted PAW, hoping to tell about her struggle with terminal cancer. It was our privilege to print her story. (See PAW Sept. 14, 2016.)

McAllister, 47, died Aug. 30. She leaves a husband, two young children, and many friends.

Although she knew that her cancer was incurable, McAllister taught at the University of California-Davis law school last fall. Fighting off complications, she started a clinical trial in April.

She also traveled, making trips to Brazil, Costa Rica, Banff, Santa Fe, N.M. — even to her husband’s Dartmouth reunion. Curious to the last, she and her family stopped in rural Oregon on the way home from an Alaska cruise to watch the solar eclipse, just days before she was admitted to the hospital.