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Rosamond Larmour Loomis Obituary
Loomis, Rosamond Larmour 02/14/1911 - 03/03/2013 LA JOLLA -- Rosamond Larmour Loomis was born in Berkeley; a small community in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1911.She was the only daughter of loving and nurturing parents. Her father was a brilliant watercolorist, particularly inspired by trains and ships. After attending local public schools, Mrs. Loomis was given a first year scholarship to attend Hollins women's college in Roanoke, Virginia. While working her way through college during the "Great Depression", Mrs. Loomis picked up many of the qualities that would shape her into the engaging educator, dedicated community leader and beloved stepmother who inspired the lives of so many. Following her Master's studies at Radcliffe College, Mrs. Loomis served as teacher, counselor and principal. Her students included First Lady Barbara Bush. In 1953, she accepted the invitation to become Head Mistress of The Bishop's School in La Jolla. During her 9 years as Head Mistress, Mrs. Loomis, or Miss Larmour as she was then known, left an indelible mark on her "girls" and the school. Thought she left in 1962, Mrs. Loomis has persisted in being deeply involved in Bishop's and in the local community. Her "girls" continued to stay in contact with their beloved Head Mistress throughout the rest of her life. In 1963, Miss Larmour became Mrs. Richard Loomis and joined his family including two sons and a daughter. Her marriage to Richard Loomis introduced her to new roles as a housewife, cook, stepmother and eventually great grandmother; all of which she took on with the same keenness which marked her life and career. Richard Loomis passed away in 1994. Mrs. Richard Loomis was a role model whose guidance, inquisitive nature and enthusiasm was infectious and during her 102 years she helped shape many around her through example. She is missed by all the people whose lives she touched. Mrs. Loomis is survived by her family in Virginia and through her husband by Mary Dorn (Loomis), David Loomis, Richard Loomis (Jr.) and their extended families. Services will be held at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla, on Wednesday, April 17, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Bishop's School 7607 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037-4799.

Published in U-T San Diego from Mar. 24 to Mar. 30, 2013
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