Obituary | Sally Reid Samuelson June 1, 1926 – July 14, 2020

Sally Reid Samuelson

Sally Samuelson lived a long and wonderful life.  Born in Salem, Oregon on June 1, 1926, only child of James Morton Reid and Sarah E. Reynolds, she made California her home at a young age.   Moving to Long Beach as a child, she experienced the earthquake of 1933, and went onto to live in Los Angeles County for all the years thereafter.   Sally lived in the hills of La Canada-Flintridge for more than 55 years with her husband, Jack Samuelson, before moving to Royal Oaks Manor, a senior community in Duarte.  She was an active community and church member.  She joined the La Canada Presbyterian Church in 1952 where she served as an elder, was responsible for family church dinners and knit hats and scarves for Operation Christmas Child. Continue reading “Obituary | Sally Reid Samuelson June 1, 1926 – July 14, 2020”

Obituary – Patricia ‘Pat’ Lynne Taylor

Patricia “Pat” Lynne Taylor

Pat Taylor, 76, passed away at her home in Burbank, California, on June 18, 2020. She was born on May 27, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late Donald Callahan and Gloria Smith. Pat was the oldest of three, now survived by her brother Larry and her sister Vicki.
Pat graduated in 1962 from John Muir High School in Pasadena, California. Shortly after, Pat turned her passion for vintage clothing into a career, and became the sole proprietor of Hubba Hubba! located on Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank for 35 years. Pat was highly admired by her eye for her vintage clothing and her unique way with people. Besides her successful business, Pat supported her local theater community by attending several plays a month and enjoyed writing her weekly reviews as a columnist in the Tolucan Times.
Pat will be dearly missed by her daughter Dana and her son Jeffrey, as well as her grandchildren; Keegan, Kassidy and Kye and her two great-grandchildren.
Pat left a long-lasting impression and will be remembered fondly by her community, friends and family. We are hoping to have a Celebration of Her Life held in the near future.

Obituary – Earl Anderson

Earl Anderson passed away on May 22, 2020. He was a longtime Burbank resident. He was born Dec. 21st, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, of Swedish immigrant parents. When he was nine years old the family moved from Chicago to Burbank, which remained his hometown for the rest of his life. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1944. In January of 1945 he joined the Army and retired from the Army as a photographer.
His career included working at Librascope, also at an advertising company and then as a photographer for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department where he retired after more than twenty-five years. He married his wife Joy in 1970 in Pasadena, California. They enjoyed extensive traveling throughout the United States including many train and bus excursions.
He is survived by his sister Donna Anderson Carlson and brother-in-law Jerry Carlson of Shady Cove, Oregon, niece Kristi Carlson of Playa del Rey, California, nephew Greg Carlson of Germantown, Wisconsin, and niece Donette Carr of Spanish Fork, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joy and his brother Robert.

Obituary – Sheri Bradsher

Sheri Bradsher

Sheri Bradsher née Stellburg, of Los Angeles, California, passed away at home, peacefully, surrounded by the love and presence of her “family,” on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Despite a four-year battle with cancer, Sheri truly had a zest for life, and lived her life full of joy, with laughter, and she brought light and love to everyone she met.
Sheri was born February 27, 1957, in Bellflower, California, to Ray Stellburg and Sharon Shannon. She married the love of her life and best friend, Dr. Julia E. Bradsher, two times in their 13 years together. They had a spiritual wedding before God, friends, and family in Novato, California, on March 7, 2009. Then, 4 years later, they were able to legally marry in Palm Springs, California, on November 3, 2013.
Sheri is survived by her wife, Julia; her brother Rick (Diane) Hahn, of Long Beach, California; brother Gary (Bridgette) Stellburg, of Earlsboro, Oklahoma; sister Darci (Mike) Sargent, of Sun City West, Arizona; nieces Lea Hahn, Nicole Sargent, Riana Stellburg, and nephew Joshua Sargent. She is equally survived by numerous friends who loved her dearly and were part of her “family.” Sheri will be deeply missed by her fur babies, Cali and Zorro.
Sheri held numerous job roles and positions throughout her life. She had a great entrepreneurial spirit. At the young age of 12 years old, she placed handwritten note cards in mailboxes surrounding her childhood home where she advertised doing odd jobs such as a dog walker, babysitter, and housecleaner. All of this to be able to pay for her horseback riding. She had a 20-year career in the medical field, primarily as a nurse’s aide and surgical instrument technician. She was also a Senior Airman in the Air Force Reserves and served as a medic. Her career culminated as an insurance advisor as she had a great passion for helping people with life planning.
Sheri was a passionate world traveler and loved to go dancing, attend theater, and Broadway musicals. Sheri and Julia visited almost every continent and had several “Broadway Week” trips to New York. Sheri loved the Lord and displayed it in her everyday life. Sheri and Julia are members of the San Marino Community Church.
A private service was held with “framily” on Saturday, June 13, 2020. A dance party and celebration of Sheri’s life will be held on a future date in the Fall.
The family has established The Sheri Bradsher Memorial Fund, established at Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena, California, to support scientific, community, and employee education. Donations can be made to HMRI at 686 S Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105 https://hmri.org/give-now/
Sheri’s life is best summarized by a quote from Wayne Dyer, “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

Obituary: Dr. Robert R. Ferber

Dr. Robert R. Ferber
Dr. Robert R. Ferber

Dr. Robert R. Ferber was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, to Rudolf F. Ferber and Elizabeth Robertson on June 11, 1935, and passed away on Jan. 31, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. At his side were his beloved wife, Eileen (former city editor of The Outlook) and his son Robert Jr. and daughter Lynne Case, both graduates of the La Cañada Unified School District. Bob is also survived by son-in-law Stan Case, daughter-in-law Linda Maepa and three grandchildren: Jeremy and Stephanie Case of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Bobby Ferber of Woodside, California. Continue reading “Obituary: Dr. Robert R. Ferber”

Obituary: Josette Dietrich

Josette Dietrich
Josette Dietrich

Josette Dietrich, a longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away on Jan. 2. She had recently celebrated her 95th birthday, surrounded by her adoring family.
Josette was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. When she was 26 years old, she moved to the United States to follow the love of her life, who was working in San Francisco. Ten years later, they relocated to LCF, where they planted their roots and raised their three children.
Josette had a zest for life and personal charm that was magnetic. She was always singing, dancing, laughing and living life to the fullest. She loved family parties and eating good food with good company. She was always up for a deep, meaningful talk with you and wanted to know all about your life at that moment. She loved to share her wisdom so that you could benefit from it, too. She jokingly called it her “unsolicited advice.” We called it her “pearls of wisdom”. Continue reading “Obituary: Josette Dietrich”

Obituary: Loretta Tyska Levy

Loretta Tyska Levy
Loretta Tyska Levy

Loretta Tyska Levy, a La Cañada Flintridge resident for more than 40 years, passed away peacefully on Jan. 24. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Loretta moved to California in 1968 with her husband, Roy, and daughter, Laurie.
Loretta was an active member of the LCF community and beyond. She served in the local and national PTA, Assistance League of Flintridge, National Assistance League, St. Bede Bereavement Ministry and several other charitable organizations.
Loretta loved to travel, cook, do needlepoint and play bridge, but her greatest joy was being a grandparent to her twin grandsons.
Loretta was predeceased by her husband, Roy, and is survived by her daughter, Laurie Smith; son-in-law, Jeff Smith; and grandsons, Marshall and Owen.

Obituary: Steve Keh

Steve Keh
Steve Keh

Steve Keh, 64, passed away from natural causes on Thursday, Dec. 26, at his home in Burbank. He was born on Sept. 5, 1955, in Santa Monica to Edward and Martha Keh. He graduated from University High School in 1973 and received his B.S. in chemistry from UCLA in 1977. Steve went on to a successful career in commercial real estate before joining his parents in the family business, Healthcare Management Services, a pioneering developer of retirement and post-acute care centers. Headquartered in Glendale, Healthcare Management Services continues to provide necessary support to a truly underserved market. For the last 30 years, Steve was pivotal in helping the family business grow to nine facilities throughout California. Both in business and in his personal life, Steve was always loyal, hard-working, generous and dedicated to giving his best at everything he did. Continue reading “Obituary: Steve Keh”

Obituary: John Lawrence (Larry) Stone

John Lawrence (Larry) Stone
John Lawrence (Larry) Stone

Larry passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on New Year’s Day 2020.
Larry was born April 2, 1932, in Bakersfield to loving parents Bruce and Louise Stone. He graduated from Flintridge Prep in 1950 and then attended USC, graduating in 1954. There he met his wife and the love of his life, Nancy Humason. Larry was very proud to have been a yell-leader for the USC Trojans and was a lifelong fan of his alma mater. He was a member through his college years — and an active adviser for decades — of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity at USC. Continue reading “Obituary: John Lawrence (Larry) Stone”

Obituary: Margaret Reeves Jones

Peggy and Art Jones
Peggy and Art Jones

Margaret (Peggy) Reeves Jones passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Dec. 16. Peggy was a wonderful and devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother who was deeply loved by her family and will be greatly missed. Peggy was born on June 24, 1931, in Glendale, where she spent most of her life. She attended R. D. White Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and graduated from Glendale High School in 1949. Peggy next attended the University of Arizona, where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and earned a Bachelor of Arts in education. Continue reading “Obituary: Margaret Reeves Jones”