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A memorial service for longtime Torrance resident and civic leader Frances Hayes Limbird will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Rolling Hills Estates. Mrs. Limbird died October 16, 2010 at age 87. She had been a resident of Torrance since 1965. Her work as a volunteer with the Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center included serving as auxiliary president, president of Las Amigas and as a member of the hospital board for eight years, organizing events such as the Celebrity Sports Classic and Festival of the Trees. She was also an active supporter of Switzer Learning, chairing its Red Balloon Golf Tournament 1985-1991. Mrs. Limbird also sat on the Torrance Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission from 1976 to 1984, serving as chairman for two years. She was also a past president of the Los Verdes Women's Golf Club. Her honors included being named 1985 Citizen of the Year by the Torrance Chamber of Commerce; 1987 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the South Torrance Lions Club; 1994 YWCA Torrance Woman of the Year; and 1999 South Bay Woman of the Year by the Switzer Center. She was a member of St. Luke's Presbyterian Church for 45 years. Frances Limbird is survived by a daughter, Janet Limbird Rigsby of Brooklyn; a son, Randy Limbird and his wife, Cynthia of El Paso; a granddaughter, Glynis Rigsby and her husband, Ned Mooney of Brooklyn; a grandson, Dylan Rigsby of Eureka, CA; and a great-granddaughter, Carys Mooney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles. The family requests that any memorial gifts be directed to Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center Foundation; Switzer Center and Clinical Services; or St. Luke's Presbyterian Church. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 2, 2010
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