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Lorraine Hibbard Halverson


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Lorraine Hibbard Halverson Obituary
April 26, 1920 - January 27, 2017 Lorraine Halverson passed from this life in Henderson, Nevada, just three months shy of her 97th birthday. Born in 1920 to Lester H. and Ethel D. Hibbard, she was a 2nd generation California native. She grew up in Los Angeles and Flintridge, attended UC Berkley and was the first female employee at what is now JPL. She married in 1944 and modeled in the Tea Room at Bullocks Wilshire. She divorced in 1967 and lived in Orange County for 40+ years. She earned a pilot's license, enjoyed tennis and skiing into her 70s, and ballroom dancing into her 80s. She was the consummate hostess and home chef; she read history, was keen on politics, and took voting seriously. Her delightful sense of humor and positive attitude inspired all who knew her. She is dearly missed. A fantastic mom to her 2 children, she is survived by her son, Hib and daughter, Lisa; also her brother, Richard Hibbard and nieces, Sally and Susan. Donations in her honor may be made to either the "Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute" (www.cblpi.org) or "True the Vote" (https://truethevote.org).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 7 to Mar. 12, 2017
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