Adele Emmy Conroy

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1928 – 2014

Adele Emmy Conroy passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born February 29, 1928 to Lawrence and Lucy Buck in Columbus, OH. She graduated High School from Bexley School. A pioneering woman she was the 1st woman accepted into the Engineering Department at Ohio State University.

In 1947 she married Harold Edgar Conroy. They had five children in Columbus before moving to Pacoima, CA. There they had four more children. She worked as a bus driver for Buckley School and was an in-home care provider for other children. After retirement they moved to Lake Havasu, AZ. At both the Panorama City American Legion and the Lake Havasu Veterans of Foreign Wars, Harold held multiple elected offices and Adele was a permanent fixture, always volunteering her time, efforts, and energy.

Adele was a vibrant, loving woman blessed with 86 full years of life, 61 years of marriage, 9 children, 29 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Adele touched so many lives and every life she touched was always changed for the better. She was reunited last week with the love of her life, her husband, Harold Edgar Conroy who preceded her in death six years ago. Her son Paul Franklin Conroy also preceded her in death.

Her surviving children; Mary Cody, Adele (Dada) Engle, Cathy Rappleye, Dorothy Huggs, Harold (Butch) Conroy, Thomas Conroy, Lucy Riffle, Patty Halstead, and her brother Carl Buck ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the (

A Celebration of her life was held Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 Tournament Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

The Signal, July 6, 2014
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