Eberhard, Sandra Amelia (Farran), 87, (b.July 7, 1936) died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 5, 2024. She lived to 87 (today would have been her 88th birthday). Sandra was born in Detroit, Michigan, to father, Abdon, and mother, Belinda. She was the third of five children, with older brother Bob (d.2003), older sister Rhoda, and younger sisters, Brenda and Patricia.In 1954 she graduated from Immaculata High School in Detroit and then entered the convent where she spent the next 13 years serving God and her Catholic faith. While studying for her M.A. at the University of San Francisco she met Kenneth D. Eberhard. They were married on July 20, 1968, and had three children, Elizabeth (b.1969), Ken Jr. (b.1972), and Catherine (b.1976), and moved to Huntington Beach, California.After 30 years in Huntington Beach, Sandy and Ken built their dream home in Shady Canyon, Irvine. As members of the Shady Canyon Golf Club, they spent many days on the golf course making friends, participating in tournaments, and traveling around the world.In 2011, her beloved Ken passed away. She spent the following years enjoying frequent visits with her children and grandchildren, celebrating the holidays, visiting her sisters, exchanging emails with friends, doing puzzles, and rooting for her favorite football teams – the USC Trojans, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Detroit Lions.Throughout her life she actively supported many philanthropies including Share Our Selves, Habitat for Humanity, and the IHM Sisters of Monroe, Michigan. Her legacy was her kindness, compassion, joy of family, and commitment to serve others before herself. She is survived by her three sisters, Rhoda Hastings, Brenda Heenan, and Patti Trumbull, and her three children, Elizabeth Gassel (husband, James), Kenneth Eberhard (wife, Yih-Mei) and Catherine May (husband, Christopher), and her 8 grandchildren, Grace, Sarah, Stuart, Amanda, Andrew, Annalise, Avalon, and Addison.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support the GoFundMe of Ben Myers, Sandra’s nephew who is battling cancer: https://www.gofundme.com/f/88zx8-ben-myersA celebration of life will be held at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 9 Hillgate Street, Irvine, CA 92612, on Saturday, July 13 at 11 am.

 

Fowler, Nancy, 93, On July 5, 2024, we lost Nancy Fowler. She passed peacefully in Rancho Mirage. Nancy was born December 24, 1930, in San Pedro, California. She graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1949 and went on to the University of Oregon. During her lifetime Nancy was an educator, a wife, a mother, an artist, and a grandmother. She was known by many for her vivacious personality, infectious laugh, and her love of life. As an elementary school teacher in Huntington Beach, California, she impacted countless lives as a committed and talented educator. It was difficult for Nancy to go anywhere in Orange County without being recognized by former students greeting her with enthusiastic calls of, “Hey Mrs. Fowler!”. During her later years, she moved to Rancho Santa Margarita to be closer to her family. She ultimately followed her daughter, Allison, to the Coachella Valley, where she spent her final years. Nancy Fowler is survived by her son, Gregory Fowler, her daughter, Allison Kalman, and her two grandchildren, Alex Kalman and Aaron Kalman. A celebration of life will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, CA, on Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to support HBHS Scholarship Fund via check made to “HBHS Alumni Association” (note: “Scholarship”), and mailed to 8321 Cade Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 92646.

 

 

Laningham, Glendon Elton, 91, was born on May 10, 1933, in a log cabin to his parents, Edward and Clara Laningham, and the attending Doctor who arrived by horseback. He was raised and educated in northwest Arkansas for most of his childhood. Glen graduated from Springdale High School in 1949, where he lettered in football, known as “crazy legs Laningham”, and pole vaulting due to his height of 6 foot 4, and his long, lanky frame. His adventurous spirit led him to join the United States Navy early in 1952. While on leave in Staten Island, New York, he attended a dance where he met the love of his life, Joan Morgan, daughter of Helen and James Morgan of Staten Island, NY. They briefly dated and were married on June 18, 1954, in a small civil ceremony attended by Joan’s cousin Arlene Smith and fellow Navy man John Ried.Glendon served his country aboard the USS Spikefish and USS Piper submarines during the Korean War and the peace that followed, concluding his military service in 1960. With Joan and now three young children, they returned to Springdale, Arkansas, where he assisted on his parents’ farm and pursued higher education at the University of Arkansas, graduating in 1964. After graduation, Glen chose a career in the corporate world, becoming head of Human resources at Rockwell International and then General Automation in Southern California. Glen and Joan, now with a family of seven children, embarked on a new chapter, moving into a home on Seaside Lane in Huntington Beach, California. They lived and raised their children there, and Glen enjoyed long walks on Huntington Beach and playing country music, mostly while singing along. Glen always loved a good football game and remained a die-hard Arkansas Razorbacks fan throughout his days. After his retirement, he began volunteering at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital, where their legacy of love and resilience endured even as Glendon faced adversity, sustaining a life-altering spinal cord injury while serving as a volunteer at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. Glen eventually lived the remainder of his days at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Despite the physical challenges, his spirit remained unbroken, his kindness and love unwavering throughout his 91 years, inspiring all who knew him.On his 91st birthday, May 10, 2024, surrounded by his cherished family, Glendon peacefully departed this world. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 70 years, Joan Laningham and six of his seven children, Lisa, Sandy, Becky, Dan, Andrea, and Holly, as well as 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his firstborn son, Glendon Elton Laningham II, on March 31, 2019. Throughout his life, Glendon was blessed with his family’s unwavering love and support, a testament to the strength of their bonds. He was a courageous fighter during his debilitating physical health decline and remained a positive, kind, and unconditionally loving man throughout his 91 years. As a result of his children’s writing collaboration in this obituary, we are continually struck by how our father always acted with the utmost integrity. He was a selfless and giving man, always careful not to tread on others and honoring the needs and wishes of his loved ones. Indeed, his life was a testament to the power of love, and his affection for his family warmed the hearts of all who knew him.A Catholic by choice, Glendon’s life will be celebrated and honored with a funeral mass at St. Simon & Jude in Huntington Beach on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at noon. Though he may have left this earthly realm, his spirit of love, honesty, and compassion will forever resonate in the hearts of those he touched.In lieu of flowers, the Laningham family kindly requests donations be made to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust.

 

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