The McWhinnie family Christmas in 1943 with my maternal Grandmother Vivina Ortner, her siblings, and parents. Top row L to R: Ruth, David Jr., Mary Alice, Vivina Bottom row L to R: parents Ruth & David, and baby of the family Dolores. Dr. Mary Alice McWhinnie was a famous pioneer as a female scientist in Antarctica. Read a neat blog entry here, including another picture of Mary Alice & the plaque dedicating a bio lab to her at Palmer Station: | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos