Mildred Evelyn Kirkner
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September 24, 1922 -
June 16, 2012
A loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Mildred moved to Long Beach, California, with her husband, Leonard Kirkner, in 1953. Leonard preceded her in death in 2000. Mildred taught elementary school for the Long Beach Unified School District for over 35 years. After her retirement, she was actively involved in the California Retired Teachers Association and as a docent for Rancho Los Alamitos. She also loved bowling, gardening and playing bingo with her friends. She is survived by her two daughters, Pamela K. Kirkner and Sandra L. Kirkner, son-in-law, Robert Lavery, her brother, Glenn R. Patrick, Jr., and sister, Jean M. Willey. A celebration of life service will be held at Forest Lawn in Cypress, California on Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on June 21, 2012