Longtime Claremont resident and Pomona College alumni Barbara S. Kittell died November 13, 2017 at the age of 98.
Mrs. Kittell was born on February 28, 1919 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles to John and Lucille Sutherland. During her early years she lived on a ranch in Orange County, surrounded by orange groves and farms.
She entered Claremont’s Pomona College in 1936, and graduated in 1940.
Robin Mendoza, a 35-year Claremont resident and avid reader of the COURIER, died October 19, 2017, after a lifelong battle with Type 1 Diabetes. She was 59 years old.
She married her high school sweetheart, José Mendoza, when she was just 18. Her 42-year marriage to Mr. Mendoza, who would go on to graduate from Claremont McKenna College and the Drucker School, produced two children, Jayson and Diana.