Victoria G. Canterbury
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11/13/22 - 3/20/13
Long time Long Beach resident Victoria Canterbury passed away on March 20, 2013 at her home in Long Beach at the age of 90. Vicki was born in St. Louis, MO on the Hill and graduated from Southwest High School. After meeting the love of her life, J.C., they married and moved to CA with their daughter Dianne. In 1947 they bought a home in Long Beach and lived there ever since. She retired from Long Beach City College after 35 years of dedicated service as the Dean of Instruction's secretary. At that point J.C. and Vicki traveled the world taking many cruises, river and land tours. She once counted the countries she visited and they totaled over 50 countries and 5 continents. She took thousands of pictures and slides to share with family and friends. She was a volunteer at LBCC in the ESL department and met many wonderful foreign students who showered her with praises and thanks. Vicki was a member of Paragon, LBCC Foundation Friends of Languages, LBCC Retirement Breakfast Crew, LBCC Faculty Wives, Cerritos Gadabouts, and Artesia Senior Club. Vicki was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, J.C.; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers. She is survived by daughter, Dianne Faulkner (Bob); grandchildren, Karin (Ivan Yospe), Robert Clancey and Bobbi Thomas; great-grandchildren, Christine, Rebekah, and Nathan; nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Her beautiful smile and lovely disposition will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Donations in her name can be made to LBCC Scholarship Fund, 4901 E. Carson Ave., Long Beach, CA. Services will be held at All Souls Mortuary and Cemetery. Viewing April 1 from 4-8 p.m. and Mass and burial April 2 at 11:00 a.m. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obituaries
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2013