Marilee K. Scaff, teacher and educator, former missionary, and longtime community activist and environmentalist in Claremont, died March 8 at the age of 103. A woman of prodigious intellect and energy, hers was a life well and fully lived.
Born November 27, 1915 in San Marcos, Texas, Ms. Scaff was the second of four daughters of Samuel Guy Kone and Marilee Fisher Kone.
Educator, lifelong learner, tennis player
Carolyn Beck, a longtime Claremont resident, died January 27 of complications from dementia. She was 85.
The youngest of three sisters, she was born Carolyn Rosner in Los Angeles in 1933, and lived her entire life in California.
Patricia Moore Shawn Lawson Christ, “aka Patty, Mommie, and Muzzie,” has been gone 10 years now, and her family wishes to express their continued love for her because she is still deeply missed.
She was born in 1918, and became the matriarch of the Bill and Patty Lawson clan of Pasadena and Claremont. “There is a ton that we are grateful for,” her family shared.
Julia P. (“Julie”) Donahue died peacefully at her home on January 18 after being hospitalized since early December.
During her last few days she was able to spend time with her three children and their families, her nieces and nephews, and her constant companion and partner, Don Rea.
Julie was born in 1933 in Hammond, Indiana. It is an understatement to say that she made the very most of her 85 years.