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Gloria Madeline Platenberg Wallace Larkin


1928 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Gloria Madeline Platenberg Wallace Larkin Obituary
October 29, 1928 - January 5, 2017 Passed away in Southern California on January 5, 2017. Gloria, the older of two children, was born at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles, and spent most of her life in San Marino, South Pasadena, and Pasadena. Gloria is survived by her brother, Bob, three children, Anne, John, and Jim, and three grandchildren, Thomas, Amy, and Andrew. Gloria graduated from South Pasadena High School. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Whittier College and Pepperdine University, respectively. Gloria served her calling as an early childhood educator within the Alhambra Schools District for more than four decades. Gloria enjoyed volunteer work and support of the arts in Southern California. She served as a docent at the Huntington Library and as a volunteer at Pasadena's Gamble House. She was active in the San Marino League, the Assistance League, Nine O'clock Players, National Charity League, and Epsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She truly loved art, travel, family, and friends. To the end, she always had a smile, something positive to say, and a desire to help make a difference. She will be missed. At Gloria's request, services will be family only. Should you feel inclined, please donate in her memory to the charity or arts of your choice.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 10, 2017
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