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Sampson, Elizabeth Gilbert



Sampson, Elizabeth Gilbert “Libby” passed away peacefully, at the age of 91 at home surrounded by her family on Nov. 24, 2013. She was a native of Maine, residing in Seal Beach, Calif.from 1955 until her passing.

She is survived by her daughter Jean Worden and her husband Tom; her son-in-law Ray Hodgson (Jan); her beloved four grandchildren Randy Worden (Dan Vanoost), Clover Hodgson, Toby Hodgson (Amy), Jill Worden Pereira; four great-grandchildren Jocelyn and Audrey Hodgson, Milo and Mason Pereira; and a brother Harold Gilbert of Lewiston, Maine.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, and her daughter Linda Hodgson.

A memorial service will be held Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Leisure World.

Assisted by McKenzie Mortuary Services


Moore, Lorraine McGraw



Lorraine McGraw Moore, 86, passed away Nov. 20, 2013, after suffering a massive stroke at her home in Leisure World.

Lorraine was one of six siblings born in Queens, N.Y., to Anna Marie Kirby and James Edward McGraw.

As a newlywed, Lorraine and her husband, Robert T. Moore, headed to California after World War II and spent most of their lives in Seal Beach, where they raised their two sons.

After Robert passed away, Lorraine decided to move into Leisure World where she quickly made a whole new group of friends, discovered the joy of riding a three-wheeler, and could always be found at weekly estate sales digging up a new treasure to pass on to her family and friends.

Predeceased by Robert, her husband of 63 years; sisters Helen Nixon and Dolores McGraw; and brother Jim McGraw.

Lorraine is survived by her sons, Bob (Adele) and Bill; granddaughter Annie; sisters Dorothea McGraw and Margaret Murphy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private internment will be held at Riverside National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in her name to the charity of your choice.


In Memoriam

Wanda MacLeod 98

Roger Puerta 73

Ethel Smith 92

Andrejs Treide 89

Betty Minor 84

Una Payne 84

William Estes 67

Robert George 86

Carol Furmanski 82

Franklin Ealdama 65

Leona Elizabeth Sampson 91

Mitzi Morton 86

Robert Walkington 87

Nancy Platt 59

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary