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Hedwig Antonia (Hedy) Roripaugh Obituary
HEDWIG (HEDY) ANTONIA RORIPAUGH Born March 18, 1918, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2013 in Escondido, CA. Hedy was the only child of Austrian immigrants John and Hedwig Katherine Berger. She was born in Detroit and grew up in Livonia Township, near Detroit. During WWII, Hedy served as a WAC in North Africa, Italy, and France. After coming to California, she worked for the mystery writer Erie Stanley Gardner. In 1947, she married Louis (Louie) Roripaugh and they lived on the Pauba Ranch, where Louie was manager for many years. In later life, Hedy lived on Wilt Road in Fallbrook. Hedy was predeceased by her husband Louie in 1994. She is survived by her son Ray Louis Roripaugh (Francisca) of Hermosillo, Mexico; daughter Louise Beesley (David) of Nevada City; grandchildren Lynne Frame (Rick) of Mill Valley, Scott Frame (Johanna) of Oakdale, and three grandsons, Alex Hoskins Frame, Louis Byerly Frame and Charles Byerly Frame. Donations in Hedy's memory may be made to The Salvation Army or a . A memorial gathering and celebration of Hedy's life will take place on April 13, 2013. If you would like to attend, please contact Louise Beesley at 530-470-8770.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 10, 2013
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