Silvia Lange, a longtime volunteer docent at Angel Island State Park and friend of AIISF, was reported missing on January 25, 2010. Her car was found with two dogs inside at the Point Reyes North Beach parking lot. Another of Silvia's dogs was found with a leash caught up on some rocks along the beach. Search parties have been unable to find her.
A year ago, Silvia participated in the Grand Reopening of the Immigration Station as she provided historical interpretation of Deaconess Katherine Maurer, who helped immigrants for nearly 30 years at Angel Island. Silvia also joined us at the January 21, 2010 100th anniversary commemoration. She said it brought her great joy to welcome each new U.S. citizen as she handed them a program.
Our prayers and well wishes go out to her friends and family. Anyone with information about Lange's whereabouts is urged to call National Park Service rangers at 415-464-5170.