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Vera Ruth Handler

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June 7, 1932 - June 19, 2014 La Habra, CA. passed away at Kaiser Hospital in Anaheim on June 19th, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Selwyn Handler, and is survived by her Sister, Helen Powell, daughter, Debora Davis, Son, Mark Handler, and granddaughters Lindsey Davis and Megan Davis. Vera was an active member of her community, participating in the Friends of the Library and volunteering at the library. She volunteered at numerous nonprofits in La Habra. She was born in Ohio, raised in Lakewood. She graduated from California State University Long Beach and taught school for several years before joining North American Aviation. There and at successive companies, Rockwell and Boeing, she worked on every manned space program the United States has had. Her enormous personality, wealth of selflessness and friendly smile will be sorely missed by all. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the La Habra Boys and Girls Club, The Gary Center, and Help for Brain Injured Children
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 22 to June 23, 2014
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