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Mary Roberts RIPLEY


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Mary Roberts RIPLEY Obituary
March 19, 1915 - January 27, 2016 Mary Ripley, a graduate of the Marlborough School, dedicated her life to volunteering around the world. She was the 1959 Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year. She was a founding member of the International Association for Volunteer Effort and the American Women for International Understanding. She served on the state and national boards of California Children's Home Society, California Heart Association, California Planned Parenthood, and the Global Fund for Women. In 2012 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. she received the American Women for International Understanding Life-Time achievement Award for Volunteer Service. She has traveled to every major city on every continent, ridden a camel in the deserts of Egypt, an elephant in India. She has spoken around the world on topics relating to mental health issues, prenatal care, child welfare, leadership and women's advocacy. She is survived by her sons William of Azusa, Ca. and Alexander of Washington, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 28 to Jan. 31, 2016
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