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Jo Ann LaVigne

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Jo Ann LaVigne Obituary
December 12, 1926 - October 22, 2015 Only child born to Walter and Josephine Smith, Jo Ann attended Immaculate Heart High School and spent her freshman college year at Stanford University. She transferred to the University of Southern California where she pledged Pi Beta Phi Sorority. There, she met and married Delbert W. LaVigne, 2nd Lieutenant U. S. Army Air Corps, returned from active duty in the South Pacific. Loving mother of three; daughters Deborah (Tom) and Irene (Phil) and son, Daniel (Ronda), she was grandmother of six and great grandmother of two. An avid traveler, she was happiest when seeing the world, experiencing new horizons and adventures. Her fluency in French was a valuable resource on many of those journeys. She held a life-long enthusiasm for golf and bridge, building many special friendships around those activities. She faced the world with a beautiful smile, and was possessed of great style and substance. Anyone meeting her would quickly apprehend that she was having a wonderful life, full of friends and family she adored and who loved her in return. That joyful spark will be sorely missed. A private family memorial is planned. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of JoAnn's favorite charities; Meals on Wheels America, (www.mowaa.org/donate-2015.)
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 28 to Nov. 8, 2015
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