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Gloria Madeline Platenberg Wallace Larkin
October 29, 1928 - January 05, 2017
Passed away in Southern California on
January 5, 2017. Gloria, the older of two
children, was born at Saint Vincents
Hospital in Los Angeles, and spent most
of her life in San Marino, South
Pasadena, and Pasadena. She is
survived by her brother, Bob, three
children, Anne, John, and Jim, and three
grandchildren, Thomas, Amy, and
Andrew.
Gloria graduated from South Pasadena High School. She
earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education
from Whittier College and Pepperdine University, respectively.
Gloria served her calling as an early childhood educator within
the Alhambra Schools District for more than four decades.
Gloria enjoyed volunteer work and support of the arts in
Southern California. She served as a docent at the
Huntington Library and as a volunteer at Pasadenas Gamble
House. She was active in the San Marino League, the
Assistance League, Nine Oclock Players, National Charity
League, and Epsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma
Society.
She truly loved art, travel, family, and friends. To the end, she
always had a smile, something positive to say, and a desire to
help make a difference. She will be missed.
At Glorias request, services will be family only. Should you
feel inclined, please donate in her memory to the charity or
arts of your choice.