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Ellen A. LAVIN

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LAVIN, Ellen A.

Dr. Ellen A. Lavin devoted and loving wife, mother and teacher passed away at The Carter Place in Sierra Madre, Ca. on March 2, 2014 at the age of 78. Ellen died peacefully with family members constantly present during the week prior to her death. Mere days before passing, Ellen said she was going to be with John, her loving husband who died in 2007. They are now together once more.

Dr. Lavin, a long time resident of Monrovia, was a teacher, counselor and administrator in the Monrovia School District for 30 years. In addition to Ellen's years of teaching, she was instrumental in the development of Monrovia's independent study program. Through her work, Ellen touched the lives of many Monrovia families.

Ellen is predeceased by her husband John Lavin and stepson Tom Lavin.

Ellen is lovingly remembered by her children; Ellen Murphy and her husband Kevin; Don Shields and his wife Janet; Shawn Lavin and his wife Kelly; Chris Lavin and Kandy Lavin (wife of Tom Lavin). Grandchildren: Kevin Murphy, Kerry Watts, Megan Austin, Kristen and Mark Shields, Patrick and Thomas Lavin. Great grandchildren: Hailey and Colin Watts. Her sisters: Gwen Vickers and her husband Jack and Jackie Sutton and her husband Bob. Ellen is also remembered with love by many foster children; especially Tony Ha and his wife Cathy and Santiago Flores.

A memorial service will be held May 31, 2014 at 11:00 in the Chapel at Live Oak Mortuary, 200 E Duarte Rd, Monrovia, California. Following the services everyone is invited to the Shields residence to share food, friendship and happy

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Monrovia Schools Foundation P.O. Box 2447
Monrovia, CA 91017
Published in Pasadena Star-News on May 28, 2014
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