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Helen Adelaide Le Strange


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Helen Adelaide Le Strange Obituary
Helen Adelaide Addie' Le Strange
January 26, 1925 - August 6, 2017
La Jolla - A long-time resident, Helen Adelaide ("Addie") Le Strange, 92, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
Born on January 26, 1925 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of John George McGlenn and Marguerite Mary McSorley. She graduated from Villa Maria High School in 1941 and then attended Bryn Mawr College, both in Philadelphia.
Addie married Thomas ("Tom") Aquinas Le Strange, M.D., of Philadelphia in 1951, who had received military training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego before serving in World War II. The newlyweds moved west and settled in La Jolla in 1952, where they raised seven children (five girls and two boys.)
Addie was a devoted Catholic who was involved in both Mary Star of the Sea and All Hallows parishes, where their children attended school. She was a caring mother who enjoyed spending time with her family at La Jolla beaches, the La Jolla Country Club swimming pool, and the La Jolla Recreation Center tennis courts. A regular player on the tennis courts, she had several doubles partners through the years. Addie also socialized and played bridge with the lifelong friends she met through her involvement in the Catholic Church. For fifteen years, she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She would fondly recall her trip to Rome, where she toured the Vatican.
Tom, her husband of 48 years and her son Marc, preceded Addie in death. She is survived by her son, Paul; five daughters, Michelle "Missy", Denise "Deedee", Madeleine "Mimi", Renée Steidley and Juliette "Julie" Messer; and three grandchildren.
There will be no funeral service, however a Mass will be said in her memory at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 7727 Girard Avenue in La Jolla on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017, at 9am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul Village (in the name of Addie Le Strange) 3350 E Street, San Diego, CA 92102, would be appreciated. Please sign the guest book.
Published in La Jolla Light on Aug. 24, 2017
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