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Maning, Kaethe “Kathe”
Kaethe “Kathe” Maning, resident of Mutual 2 since 1986, passed away at Alamitos West Health Care Center on Jan. 17, 2014.
She was born Kaethe Koch to Wilhelm and Luise Liebich Koch in Berlin, Germany, on June 14, 1919.
Kaethe was a survivor of the 1945 Battle of Berlin. In 1948 she moved to Hamburg where she met her husband, Peter Maning, who worked in exports/imports.
The couple was childless, loved to travel and did so extensively. In 1966 they became U.S. citizens and considered it a privilege to be Americans. In 1984, after having decided to spend their remaining years in Southern California, Peter suffered an unexpected, fatal heart attack.
Kathe was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church since 1990. She did volunteer work for Golden West College, the Huntington Beach Library, and, after moving to Leisure World, the Long Beach Museum of Modern Art.
She was a member of the LW Woman’s Club and the Clubhouse 1 pinochle groups. Kathe enjoyed life among friends in Leisure World.
She is survived by her niece, Agnes Elisabeth Etienne of Paris, France.
Her sister, Ruth Koch Etienne, predeceased her in July 2011.
Her funeral was held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Jan. 24, and she is interred at Westminster Memorial Park.
Colquhoun, Royal Alexander
Royal Alexander Colquhoun, 78, of Seal Beach, died Jan. 18, 2014.
He was born to the late Alexander and Lizzie Colquhoun, May 29, 1935, in Detroit, Mich. Royal graduated from Roseville High School in 1953 and attended college at Wayne State University. He married Marie Colquhoun in 1956, and they lived together in Detroit, Mich., area, before relocating to California in 1974.
Royal was an executive level manager in the aerospace industry until 1987. He then started a number of companies until he retired to Leisure World in Seal Beach. He worked in Security at Leisure World from July 2003 until July 2012. He was passionate about his family and helping friends in need.
In his lifetime, he enjoyed automobile racing, bowling, golf, hobby projects, fishing and the ocean. He attended over 500 automobile races in his lifetime.
Royal is survived by his beloved wife Marie; two children: Debra Colquhoun, of Torrance, Calif., and Alex Colquhoun, of San Antonio, Texas. He also is survived by six grandchildren.
Royal’s ashes will be scattered off the Southern California coastline, which he loved so much.
A celebration of life was held Jan. 25.
Smith, Thelma “Gi Gi”
Thelma “Gi Gi” Smith, 90, Mutual 11, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 19, 2014.
She was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Rotan, Texas, to Rush and Ollie McSpadden.
Gi Gi was the center of her loving family, including daughters Jan Peebles and Jimmie Inkman; grandsons, Don and Kelly Pickard and Jeff and Chris Cater; and great-grandchildren, Hannah, Ben, Laura, Leona and Tommy Pickard and Kyle Cater.
She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
“We love you more Gi Gi.”
A celebration of life will be held at her daughter Jan’s home on Feb. 8 from 2-7 p.m. Call (310) 322-1861, for directions and information. •••
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Lois Wiley 68
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Naomi Henderson 94
Cheryl Scott 69
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