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Herbert Victor Nootbaar


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Herbert Victor Nootbaar Obituary
November 8, 1908 - December 18, 2016 Born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 8, 1908, passed on December 18, 2016 at the age of 108 in Laguna Beach, California. He leaves his daughter JoAnne Rogers of Newport Beach, his son John Nootbaar (Caren) of Laguna Beach, his grandchildren Tom Nootbaar (Lori), Lori Kannegieter (Lane), Sally Wing (Darryll), Charles Nootbaar (Kumi), Julie Nootbaar Takamatsu (Osamu), Carey Jean Carpenter (Bill), Cindy Murphy (John), and Joe Nootbaar (Pam), and 15 great-grandchildren; as well as a stepson Gary Barker (Renee) and his children, Daniel, Georgia and Anne and 3 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Taylor Nootbaar, his second wife, Elinor White Barker Nootbaar, and his son, Robert Taylor Nootbaar. His life has been one of dedicated service to his community, his industry and his church, with a record of many accomplishments. He has been a generous benefactor to many worthy causes, including the California Community Foundation, St. Joseph Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach, Boy Scouts of America, Sherman Library and Gardens, Laguna Presbyterian Church, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, USC Pacific Asia Museum of Pasadena, University of Southern California, UCLA, and Pepperdine University where he donated funds to establish the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics at the School of Law. With varied interests, he was a member for more than 75 years of the Order of Free and Accepted Masons, served as President of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America receiving the Good Scouter and Silver Beaver awards, as director of the World Affairs Council of Orange County honored with their Golden Orange award, and was presented the NECO Ellis Island Humanitarian Award. He served as president of Los Angeles Grain Exchange, California Grain & Feed Association, National Grain & Feed Association, the Pasadena Presbyterian Church Board of Trustees, Pasadena Rotary Club, Republican Associates of Southern California, and Winners Circle - South Coast Medical Center. He helped co-found the USC Associates. He was a past director of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and an honorary member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. He was also a member of numerous other clubs and organizations. In business, employed in the feed and grain industry, he became the President of Taylor Milling Corporation which was purchased by Ralston-Purina Company. Later, he established his own firm, the H. V. Nootbaar & Co., serving as Agribusiness consultants in the trade. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the . There will be a "Celebration of Life" held in January 2017.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 27, 2016
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