Vineda Ann Smith Mitchell, 75, passed away on Nov. 17 at her home in Monrovia following a long battle with cancer. She was born on May 20, 1941, in Denver to Vincent and Edith Smith. Hence her name is a combination of their names Vincent and Edith.
Vineda grew up in Englewood, Colo., and graduated from Englewood High School in 1959. After high school, she attended John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., where she received an associate’s degree.
Vineda married Robert Mitchell in 1962 in Englewood, and they were married for 28 years. Early in her life, she worked as a secretary while her husband finished school. She then became pregnant and motherhood began. Continue reading “Obituary: Vineda Ann Smith Mitchell”
Join San Marino psychologist Justin Carter for “Teaching Grit,” a lecture about helping teens develop the grit needed for the future. Fusion Pasadena is hosting the talk on its campus on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Does your student give up easily, or begin projects and never finish them?
Call it grit, spunk, determination or courage, there are ways parents can help their children develop these important qualities.
Fusion Pasadena is located at 825 Colorado Blvd., Suite 118, in Los Angeles. An RSVP is appreciated. For more details, visit fusionacademy.com/outreach-events/free-actsat-prep-workshop-2, or call (323) 258-2012.
Kristine grew up on Lido Isle in Newport Beach. It was here, in the family home, where she passed away while asleep in her husband’s arms. Always cheerful and positive, the effects over many years of multiple sclerosis finally became too much to overcome.
Kristine graduated from Newport Harbor High School and UC Santa Barbara (Alpha-Chi-Omega). After graduation, she accepted a management position with Travelers Insurance Co. in Burbank. It was here she met her future husband, Scott. Continue reading “Obituary: Kristine (Laun) Clark”
Beloved wife of V. Richard Cunningham, loving mother of Mary E., Thomas J., IV, Janet M. Cunningham and Catherine M. (James) Hamm of La Cañada Flintridge. She was the sole survivor among her seven siblings from Bradford, Pa. She is also survived by four wonderful grandchildren, Megan, Kevin, Justin and Sarah Hamm. Continue reading “Obituary: Helen L. Cunningham”
Holly Davis was born and raised in Pasadena. She was the middle of three daughters born to Barbara and Morton Raymond. Holly graduated from Pasadena High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s in physical education with an emphasis in dance from USC. While there, Holly was president of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Her husband, David, also attended USC and was president of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. They met when her sorority and his fraternity performed together in a satirical musical revue to raise money for local children. Holly and David celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on June 10, 2016. Continue reading “Obituary: Holly Hope Raymond Davis”
Cornelia Ann Eggleston Hatten, a nearly lifelong resident of San Marino, passed away peacefully on Nov. 26 with her four children at her side. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Catherine Eggleston, and her husband, Charles Willis Hatten. She is survived by her two daughters, Carol Hatten and Karen Hatten D’Asero (Marcelo); her two sons, William Hatten, Charles Hatten Jr. (Elizabeth); her sister Catherine E. Cairns of Maitland, Fla.; her niece Susan Luczak of Winter Park, Fla.; and her nephew John Cairns of Apopka, Fla. as well as cousins, grand-nephews and nieces. Continue reading “Obituary: Cornelia Ann Eggleston Hatten”
On Feb. 16, 1919, Agnes Evelyn was the eighth daughter born to Anna and Willie Wunderley. Aggie’s father died when she was 4 years old. To survive the Great Depression, Aggie’s older sisters moved back to the family home and worked odd jobs. Aggie and her younger brother Bill would later tell stories of the county delivering saltines and peanut butter each Friday.
Franklin E. Ulf III — a devoted husband, loving father, adored grandfather, true friend and one of the most respected community leaders in Los Angeles — died Oct. 20 of cardiac arrest with his beloved son, Brian, by his side.
Frank was born in Pittsburg and, at 12 years of age, moved with his parents to Beverly Hills. They came to join his mother’s family, who lived within blocks of each other. His uncle, Dr. James K. Stewart, founded the first Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills. Continue reading “Obituary: Franklin E. Ulf III”
Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Wyatt, age 62, passed away in her home on Aug. 22 in Montrose.
She was born on April 9, 1954, in Cicero, Ill. She graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University in Chicago in 1976. She worked in sales and business development with the Pharmaseal Laboratories, a division of American Hospital Supply in Glendale. She obtained her master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu. Cindy finished her career as a marketing manager with Sunrise Medical.
Dr. Andrew John “Drew” Meyer, who served as La Cañada High School’s principal from 1986-89, passed away surrounded by his family on Oct. 29. He was 72.
Meyer, who also served as president of the La Cañada Kiwanis Club in 1992-93, had been in failing health for more than a year and entered into the critical stage of illness six months ago, according to his son. He was a resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
After serving as LCHS principal, Meyer served as assistant superintendent of business in the La Cañada Unified School District from 1989-94. He then moved to become superintendent of San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District. Continue reading “Obituary: Dr. Drew Meyer”