01 May 2024

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In Memoriam 
	 Geraldine Kyle ….

In Memoriam Geraldine Kyle ….


In Memoriam Geraldine Kyle McWeeney Geraldine Kyle McWeeney, age 76, of Derry, Ireland, passed away on April 21, 2024, with her husband by her side. Her rebellious, loving, generous, and ridiculously funny nature will be missed by many. Geraldine is survived by Tony, her husband of 55 years, her eldest son, Gerry, and daughter Maureen (Steve). She also leaves behind her most beloved grandchildren: Claire, Grace, Dillon, Conor, Emily, Sarah, and Abby. In addition, she is survived by her siblings, Terence (Shirley), Brian (Sally) and Kathleen (Mike), and many cherished nieces and nephews including Kerry, Robert, Colm, Megan, Sean, Sarah, Stephen, Brian, Suzanne and Fiona. Geraldine had the good fortune of having lifelong friends who loved her dearly and whom she adored and cherished. The McWeeney family wishes to thank the many family and friends who called and visited her, and expressed their love to her before her passing. She is now reunited with her son, Anthony, parents Gerry and Celine Kyle, and sister Ann. She will be buried in her home country of Ireland with her son, Anthony. Geraldine opened the Seal Beach Drive-In Dairy with her husband before embarking on a successful career as a Realtor and property manager. Geraldine and Tony raised their family in Costa Mesa, and upon retirement moved to Mexico, followed by adventures in Northern California where they spent time with grandkids while reconnecting with a vibrant Irish community in Petaluma. However, Seal Beach drew them back, and their time in Leisure World was an opportunity to reconnect with lifelong friends, and loving family including many cousins who brought joy and laughter to their lives. A Celebration of Life will be held in late summer at St. Anne’s Church in Seal Beach, where she and her husband exchanged vows 55 years ago.

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	 Barbara Birdie O’Brien ….

••• Barbara Birdie O’Brien ….


••• Barbara Birdie O’Brien Bell 1927-2024 Barbara Birdie O’Brien Bell, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-greatgrandmother, and great-great-great-grandmother, passed away in the presence of family and in the comfort of her home on Feb. 17, 2024. Barbara worked as an accountant much of her adult life, but where she found her most joy was in her hobbies and her volunteer work, and especially as the matriarch of a family that grew to more than 40 strong. The second of four children, Barbara was born on July 30, 1927, in Great Falls, Montana, to Robert Emmett O’Brien and Birdie Jones. After staying in Montana with her older sister Pat and their father during the Great Depression, Barbara moved with Pat to Maywood, California, to live with their mother, stepfather, younger sister Dorothy and baby brother Victor. The draw of the Midwest— and her close connection with her best friend Nicky—saw Barbara move to Oklahoma for her high school years. After graduating, Barbara moved back to Maywood to begin her career and never left the state. (Though she did join Nicky in Oklahoma for their 50th high school reunion!) Shortly after returning to California, Barbara met Glenn Alan Moe, whom she married. They had three children, Don, Kathryn and Cheryl. Barbara remarried in 1963 to Bob Bell, with whom she had a daughter, Dianne. Bob and Barbara lived in Whittier much of their lives— becoming quite the formidable duo on SoCal bowling lanes— before moving to Leisure World in Seal Beach in 2003, where they lived together until Bob’s passing in 2015. Barbara remained in their Leisure World home, often volunteering at the book store, until her passing. Barbara is survived by her sister Dorothy, her four children and three stepchildren, and dozens and dozens of descendants. She may be gone but her legacy will live on for generations.

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	 Barbara Birdie O’Brien ….

••• Barbara Birdie O’Brien ….


••• Barbara Birdie O’Brien Bell 1927-2024 Barbara Birdie O’Brien Bell, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-greatgrandmother, and great-great-great-grandmother, passed away in the presence of family and in the comfort of her home on Feb. 17, 2024. Barbara worked as an accountant much of her adult life, but where she found her most joy was in her hobbies and her volunteer work, and especially as the matriarch of a family that grew to more than 40 strong. The second of four children, Barbara was born on July 30, 1927, in Great Falls, Montana, to Robert Emmett O’Brien and Birdie Jones. After staying in Montana with her older sister Pat and their father during the Great Depression, Barbara moved with Pat to Maywood, California, to live with their mother, stepfather, younger sister Dorothy and baby brother Victor. The draw of the Midwest— and her close connection with her best friend Nicky—saw Barbara move to Oklahoma for her high school years. After graduating, Barbara moved back to Maywood to begin her career and never left the state. (Though she did join Nicky in Oklahoma for their 50th high school reunion!) Shortly after returning to California, Barbara met Glenn Alan Moe, whom she married. They had three children, Don, Kathryn and Cheryl. Barbara remarried in 1963 to Bob Bell, with whom she had a daughter, Dianne. Bob and Barbara lived in Whittier much of their lives— becoming quite the formidable duo on SoCal bowling lanes— before moving to Leisure World in Seal Beach in 2003, where they lived together until Bob’s passing in 2015. Barbara remained in their Leisure World home, often volunteering at the book store, until her passing. Barbara is survived by her sister Dorothy, her four children and three stepchildren, and dozens and dozens of descendants. She may be gone but her legacy will live on for generations.

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17 April 2024

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In memoriam 
	 Carl E. ….

In memoriam Carl E. ….


In memoriam Carl E. Hatheway Join family and friends in honoring and celebrating the remarkable life of Carl E. Hatheway, the cherished founder and director of the Velvetones and proud member of the Leisure World community The celebration of life service will be held on Sunday April 21, from 3-4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The family invites all to reminisce, share stories, and reflect on the inpact Carl had on everyone’s lives. Let’s come together to honor his memory and the joy he brought to his community. Following the celebration of life services, people are welcome to join the family for The Velevetones Dance at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Let’s continue to celebrate Carl’s legacy through music, dance and cherished memories.

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Marcy Locy 
	1931-2024 
	 Marcy ….

Marcy Locy 1931-2024 Marcy ….


Marcy Locy 1931-2024 Marcy Locy left this world on Feb. 26, 2024, to go be with the Lord. Marcy was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on Aug. 15, 1931. She lived most of her childhood in Hayes, Kansas, where she met her husband of 60 years, Don Locy. They moved to California in 1952 where they raised their six children. Don and Marcy owned and operated an insurance office in Anaheim for over 36 years. They were members of St. Justin Martyr Church, where five of their six children attended school. Marcy worked as an accountant at JC Penny’s shortly after moving to California. She stopped working to raise a family, and then returned to work with Don in the insurance office. Marcy and her son David moved to Leisure World in 2010, where she lived until her death. While she lived in Leisure World, Marcy was captain of Mutual 6, Cribbage Club member and winner, golfer, ping-pong player and Eucharistic minister and bereavement minister at Holy Family Church in Leisure World. Marcy was very active in her parish, Holy Family Catholic Church, where she served as a bereavement minister and Eucharistic minister. Marcy enjoyed being surrounded by her family. She is survived by her siblings, Don Depperschmidt (Houston, Texas) Marilyn Ball (Tulsa, Texas); her children, Robert Locy, Beverly Taylor, David Locy, Gregory Locy, and Anthony Locy; her 17 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. Marcy’shusband, Don Locy, and her daughter, Paula Lago, preceded her in death. There will be a memorial service at Holy Family Catholic Church, officiated by Father Joseph Son Nguyen, today, April 18, 2024. The Rosary viewing will be held at 1 p.m. and the mass will be held at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in Clubhouse 4.

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10 April 2024

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Alicia De Anda  1940-2024 ….

Alicia De Anda 1940-2024 ….


Alicia De Anda 1940-2024 Alicia De Anda, a devoted Catholic, loving mother, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully at the age of 83, surrounded by her family. She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and spent her formative years enjoying music, dancing, cinema, and the company of friends and family. After highschool she moved to southern California where she worked at a photography company making life long friendships. At a dance she met the love of her life, Simon, and raised three beautiful children. The family later relocated to Oklahoma, where she made lasting connections, before returning to California, where Alicia cherished the sunny weather. Ten years ago, she moved to Leisure World, where she actively contributed to her community at Holy Family Church and took pleasure in various activities such as dancing, the Sunshine Club, and the Coin Collection Club. Alicia is survived by her children, Alicia, Taylor, and Javier. As we bid farewell, may she rest in eternal peace