Family, friends, and community members from Claremont and across the nation whose lives were touched during his lifetime are mourning the loss of John David Maguire, 86, who died October 26 after suffering a massive stroke.
A resident of Claremont, he was an accomplished civil rights activist, president emeritus of Claremont Graduate University, and a formative agent of change who inspired the lives of many through his example, his family shared.
Philip Algot Anderson, Jr. died September 26 at Pilgrim Place in Claremont after several years of declining health. He was 96.
He was born March 15, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, and then a bachelor of divinity degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 1946, where he also met and married Phoebe Mellinger. Shortly after their wedding the couple moved for a year to Edinburgh, Scotland, where Mr. Anderson was a fellow in the Congregational Christian Service Committee Exchange.
Artist, teacher, loving aunt, dedicated Christian Scientist
Artist, teacher and loving aunt Nancy Orange Birch died August 24 at Claremont Manor Care Center. She was 97 years old.
Nancy was born in Indiana in 1921, the first of three daughters to Vera and Verne Orange. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Velma Enriqueta Vergara McKelvey, a proud Claremont resident since 1959, died peacefully at her home on July 13. She was 86 years old.
Velma was born in Los Angeles in 1932 to Julia Ann and Joaquin Vergara. Her mother was a direct descendant of hearty relatives who came west over the Oregon Trail
Mother, Pilates instructor, dancer, choreographer. Julia Elizabeth Bourne died peacefully at home September 18 surrounded by family and friends after battling brain cancer for more than two years. She was 45 years old.
Co-founder of Foothill Country Day School, longtime Claremonter Betty (Docker) Webb, wife of the late Howell Webb and co-founder of Foothill Country Day School, died June 5 from heart failure after 97 full years of life.
Longtime nurse, traveler, descendant of 17 Mayflower passengers. Elizabeth “Betsy” Caddes died at home in Costa Mesa on September 3 after battling ovarian cancer for the past year. She was 70 years old.