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Angela Barton


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Angela Barton Obituary
October 30, 1932 - November 26, 2016 Angela Barton, of Los Angeles, California, died on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the age of 84 in the Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, after a long illness following a stroke. Angela was known throughout her life for her kindness, warmth, impeccable style, natural elegance and striking beauty. She was born on October 30, 1932 in Villars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland to an English father and Dutch mother. Angela lived in Cannes, France before moving to Great Britain for the duration of World War II. After the war, she lived in the Netherlands and in the late 1950s she moved to the USA. Angela was based in New York City and then San Francisco while she worked as a stewardess for Pan American Airlines, traversing the globe in DC-7s. In 1960, she married and relocated to Texas and then to Phoenix, Arizona. Angela became a top fashion model locally for over 20 years in print and runway and was a favorite model of Hollywood designers Edith Head and Helen Rose. She was on a first name basis with many fashion designers. Her last fashion show before retirement was in 1983 for "Dynasty" clothing designer Nolan Miller. Angela was active in charity work and a co-chairman for the Phoenix Heart Ball. She was instrumental in creating a campaign to incorporate residential parts of Phoenix with the town of Paradise Valley in Arizona. In the mid 1980s, she spent time in Paris and Gstaad, Switzerland before settling in Los Angeles, California. Angela and journalist Richard Gully were dear friends and companions for several years until his death in 2000, and she was frequently mentioned in his "Beverly Hills [213]" magazine column. Angela was an avid snow skier and ice skater and skied all over the world. She was a polyglot and fluent in 5 languages, which made her a terrific conversationalist. She was witty and had a wonderful sense of humor, and enjoyed socializing, attending galas, openings, and parties. Angela had a great passion for life and loved fashion, design, music, reading, traveling, and animals. She is survived by her sons Douglas Bruce Barton, Beau Barton, and sister Tallulah Zonneveld. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Humane Society of the United States and ASPCA.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, 2016
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