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Dr. LaNor Patricia West

Dr. LaNor Patricia West

LaNor Patricia West passed away on February 22, 2013 at the age of 86. She was born and raised in Springfield, IL. She was the first member of her family to attend college and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1948. She went on to earn her PhD in Education from USC. Pat felt the calling to be a teacher and enjoyed 26 years as a professor of English and Reading at Long Beach City College. She authored several books on reading and vocabulary and was active in the International Reading Association. Pat traveled extensively throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. She loved playing bridge and was a longtime member of the Ebell Club. She is survived by her two sons, Edward and Richard; daughter-in-law, Laurie; niece, Laurie Ravazanni; sisters, Marjorie Bauereiss and Gay Aldenderfer; grandchildren, Julie Tucker, Owen West, Karen Bush and Katherine Bell; and three great-grandsons. She was a blessing to her family and to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The memorial service will be held on March 2, 2013 at 2:30 at Forest Lawn, 4471 Lincoln Ave., Cypress, CA, in the Hope Chapel. Please sign the guestbook
at www.presstelegram.com/obits.

Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Feb. 28, 2013
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