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Gwynne Meredith Gloege


1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Gwynne Meredith Gloege Obituary
June 16, 1933 - February 22, 2017 Gwynne Meredith Gloege passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness. Gwynne was born in Pasadena to Edward and Evelyn Gloege in June of 1933. Newport Beach became home following the family's move there. Growing up meant days on the beach, horseback riding in the foothills, sailing with her brother, and discovering a natural talent and love for painting. The opportunity to study with several local and noted watercolor artists was a determining factor for her future. Upon graduation from Newport Harbor High School, Gwynne headed off to Stanford University where she made many lifelong friends. Her artistic talent and interest in medicine led her to transfer to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she graduated with a degree in medical illustration in 1956 followed by post-graduate study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Gwynne had a distinguished career as a medical illustrator, receiving awards and recognition for books she illustrated and presentation drawings she produced in collaboration with medical school faculty. She held positions at Georgetown University Medical School, the University of North Carolina, University of California Medical School, San Francisco, and for more than 30 years led the medical illustration department at UCLA Medical School. Throughout her career Gwynne was active in her profession's Association of Medical Illustrators. Gwynne's interests and involvements were many. She loved art and architecture, museums and history, and rarely met a New Yorker magazine she didn't read from cover to cover. Travel was important, from walking trips in England to opera in Italy to archeological digs in Iran. At home she was a member of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Brentwood Historical Society and several music organizations. Gwynne was passionate about opera and devoted to Long Beach Opera where she served as a board member for many years. The keeper of Gloege family lore, Gwynne also took great pride in watching her nephews grow up and following their successes. She is survived by her brother Terry Gloege (Joann), nephews Cameron (Naomi) and Tim, and great-nephew Tyler who brought many smiles. All will miss her very much. At Gwynne's request there will be no formal memorial service. Her family hopes friends will take a moment to smile in recollection of a favorite "Gwynne" story. She was a true original. The family would also like to thank Andrea Garcia and Violet Hathorne for their kind and loving care. Donations in Gwynne's memory may be made to: Long Beach Opera, 3029 South Street, 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90805, attn. Jennifer Rivera.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 3 to Mar. 5, 2017
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