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Ellen R. Larson


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Ellen R. Larson Obituary
Ellen R. Larson, a longtime educator and resident of Whittier, died following a second stroke on December 12 in Chula Vista, CA. A graduate of Whittier High School and Stanford University, she also earned a Masters from Cal State Long Beach and Doctorate in Education from UCLA. She served as a teacher, principal, and curriculum specialist in the East Whittier School District. A love of learning and traveling introduced her to people from all over the world. An accomplished pianist, she enjoyed the symphony, opera, and chorale groups. Ellen volunteered her time and provided leadership to the Beverly Park HOA, AAUW, First United Methodist Church of Whittier, and Whittier YMCA. Ellen is survived by her nephew John Larson, nieces Karen Henry, Kristine Larson, and Carole Larson and their families in addition to extended family and friends she cultivated throughout her life. A celebration of her life will be held on January 11, 2018 at 2 pm at the Whittier First United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Myra P. Long Scholarship Foundation, 501(c)(3) c/o AAUW, Box 5333, Whittier, CA 90607, the Greater Whittier YMCA, or the Whittier First United Methodist Church Foundation.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Jan. 6, 2018
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