Obituary | Renay Adella Ciemiega Wallace

Renay Adella Ciemiega Wallace

Renay Adella Ciemiega Wallace was born February 28, 1931 in Illinois and passed away peacefully at her home in Glendale on January 7, 2021 from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. She was the only child of Adella Victoria Tarczali Ciemiega and Julius Albert Ciemiega. Renay was raised in Chicago and Lyons, Illinois before the family came out to California in 1944. They lived in South Los Angeles, where she attended George Washington High School, before the family settled in Glendale. Renay attended Business College and found a career in the insurance industry, working in Downtown Los Angeles. She met John Burdette Wallace, and they married on February 9, 1957, buying their own home in Glendale.

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Sandra J. Goodspeed – Obituary

Sandra J. Goodspeed

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Sandra Jeanne Goodspeed, devoted wife, mother of three children and grandmother of 11 grandchildren, passed away at the age of 84.
Sandra was born on July 3, 1935, in Long Beach, California, to Joseph and Ruth Landry. She married Dick Goodspeed in 1960 when they were both working for Lucky Stores of Southern California. They lived in Northern Virginia, Atlanta, Tampa and Northern California before returning to Southern California in 1994 and residing in La Cañada Flintridge.
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Humane Society Puts Furry Friends First

It’s been said that animal people aren’t always people people, but Pasadena Humane Society President/CEO Julie Bank, who loves dogs and cats equally, is here to debunk myths.
Now nearly two years at the helm of the beloved Pasadena animal shelter, stationed at a well-known historical landmark building, Bank has made it her mission to improve the lives of all animals and of the people attached to them.
“We’re all about the relationship between people and their animals. Animals are our main audience and customer, but we believe animals are very much a part of the family, bringing a lot of positivity to a family, so we want to do everything we can to strengthen that relationship,” said Bank, who has nearly 30 years of experience in animal welfare work. “My commitment is to animal welfare and to the relationship between people and pets.” Continue reading “Humane Society Puts Furry Friends First”

Humane Society ‘Heroes’

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Nancy and Al Plamann, event hosts Sherry and David Kirchheimer and Gillan Abercrombie were among the La Cañada Flintridge residents who enjoyed the Pasadena Humane Society “Heroes Circle” reception recently. Guests were celebrated for their dedication of service and financial support to the Pasadena Humane Society, according to President/CEO Julie Blank.