Obituary: Mary Waldsmith Dirckx

Mary Waldsmith Dirckx
Mary Waldsmith Dirckx

Mary Waldsmith Dirckx, 85, longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away on Sunday, March 3, in Bradbury. She was born in Los Angeles on March 1, 1934, and raised in Beverly Hills. Preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Laura Waldsmith; her sister Margy Cocherell; and her grandson Eric Hahn. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, David Dirckx; Donn and Nancy Dirckx; Devin and Matt Hahn; Leslie and Wayne Henriksen; and her grandchildren: Elizabeth, Katherine and Ryan Hahn; Julia, Sarah and Matthew Dirckx; and Laura and William Henriksen.
She attended USC and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was very involved in the PTA at Carpenter Avenue Elementary School and was PTA president two times. She was active in Assistance League of Flintridge and Children’s Home Society of Glendale, and was a longtime member of La Cañada Presbyterian Church. She was well known and loved as a long-standing, faithful and dedicated employee of Tudor Cottage.
Services will be held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd. in LCF, on Monday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m., with a reception immediately afterward at the Thursday Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to La Cañada Presbyterian Church at the address above or to the Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta (USC) by following the steps outlined below:
Tax-deductible donations must be made online at
1. Click “I am making a new one time gift.”
2. Click “Please direct my gift to a specific school and program.”
4. Enter the dollar amount of your donation and make a gift.

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