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d'Assalenaux, Louis Richard - Rancho Palos Verdes  
January 4, 1924 - July 21, 2015 Louis Richard d'Assalenaux was born on January 4, 1924, in Oakland, California. His parents were Louis R. d'Assalenaux III and Elsie King d'Assalenaux. Lou attended schools in Oakland until the family moved to Los Angeles. He graduated from Hollywood High School. He enlisted in the Navy V12 program and became an officer in the Navy Seabees. He served in the South Pacific during World War II and in Washington D.C., retiring as a Lieutenant J.G. After receiving his degree from Stanford University he was employed by McCulloch Motors Corporation as an engineer, later Washington representative for the company, and then Vice President of McCulloch Oil Corporation. When the corporation was moved to Houston, Lou decided to remain in California and worked as owner and President of LRD Securities Corporation. Retirement years were spent in extensive travel, playing tennis and golf. He was an elder at Saint Luke's Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Jack Kramer Tennis Club, was a founding board member of the Rolling Hills Country Club, and past President of the Stanford Alumni Club of Palos Verdes - South Bay. He enjoyed water skiing until age 79 and playing tennis until age 85. His survivors are his wife, Jody, daughters Janis d'Assalenaux (Robert Sheppard), Debra Kelly (Timothy) and Dr. Richard d'Assalenaux. Grandchildren Kathryne Sheppard and Kevin Sheppard, great-grandchildren Keaton and Korbyn, nieces and nephews, and one cousin Claudia Smith Hill of Willits, California. Lou passed peacefully on July 21, 2015, with his wife of 68 years at his side. Visitation will be held Friday, August 7, 2015, 3:00-8:00 pm at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. The family requests that the graveside service be private. Memorial contributions in Lou's memory may be made to the American Red Cross or Salvation Army.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 25 to Aug. 2, 2015
Davis M.D., John Randall  
July 30, 1954 - July 23, 2015 Beloved son of Martha Lee and James E. Davis, MD, Randy passed away after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Randy attended Curtis School, Harvard School (Valedictorian), Harvard University (Cum Laude), UCLA Medical School, Internship, Residency, Fellowships for 9 years to become the kind of caring, dedicated doctor--and person--he wanted to be-and was. He went into practice as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine, in Marina del Rey. Randy was a doctor's doctor--many of his patients were doctors' families, nurses, medical colleagues. Many of his long-time friends became his patients; many of his patients became good friends. Randy was an accomplished helicopter skier, an avid bicycler (bicycled with the Tour de France), paddle tennis player at the Bel Air Bay Club, sailor, swimmer, scuba diver, surfer. He was an ardent spectator sports fan (UCLA football-basketball, Lakers, Harvard, Green Bay Packers). He was an Official Physician for the Clippers, LA Marathon, Soccer World Cup, and Cobras (professional indoor football). He was an adventurous traveler, preferring challenging destinations (Nepal, New Guinea, Asia, Viet Nam.) He was a brilliant, passionate man in both his professional and private life. He had a great sense of humor, a friendly personality and smile, lived and practiced with integrity, generosity, kindness, and compassion. Survived by his wife, Angela, his parents, and sisters Carolyn Davis, and Marilee (Mark)Todd. Private service.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 30 to Aug. 2, 2015

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Diaz, Juanita Gamboa  
January 15, 1941 - July 26, 2015 Juanita was an amazing woman. Born in Durango, Mexico, she passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Monica with all her children (Aida, Manuel (Beth), Mercedes & Emilio Jr.) and grandchildren (Adrian, Andres, Paulina, Mark, Ethan & Teddy) at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Emilio. Funeral Mass will be Monday, Aug. 3rd, 11:00am at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Montebello. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Rosemead. She will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever. Nuestra Querida Mama y Abuelita. Adios por lo pronto! Bye.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2015
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