Gabrielle T.M. Hickenbotham

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IN LOVING AND DEVOTED MEMORY OF Hickenbotham, Gabrielle T. M., a 57 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at home. She was born in East View Centre Ontario, Canada and Gabrielle was 91 when she died. She moved to Springfield , MA when she was 3 years old . She married Thomas Francis Sullivan and had 2 children, Robert and Cheryl. After moving to the Los Angeles area in the middle 40's they bought a home in Torrance. She married Alvin Hickenbotham in 1976 and retired from Hughes Aircraft in 1983. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 2 pm Wednesday, May 16th , at the Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Our Deepest Sympathy and Warm Wishes that you will know we are thinking of you and your family. Love, Mark & Vickie

  2. We are sorry for your loss. We didn’t know Gabrielle very well. However, in knowing Mike and Kathy; They always spoke very highly of her. Our prayers are with you at this time of your loss.

  3. We loved Gabrielle. She was a wonderful woman of spirit & laughter. I remember taking walks with her in Las Vegas with her stepdaughter, Kathy. She was so full of energy, humor and vitality! When we had the opportunity to talk with her, you could feel her love and concern for you and your family and what was going on in your life. She was a truly great woman and we will miss her. Our condolences go out to her family, especially her husband Al.

  4. Three grandchildren and six great grandchildren? Oh Grandma, you had so many more than that who love you and will miss you. Sending our love and condolences, two more grandchildren and four more great grandchildren.

  5. Sweet Grandma Gabrielle…our family has fond memories of you. I was so grateful to spend some time just recently talking on the phone. She said that the women in this family needed to spend more time talking with each other. She asked about our six children, like she always did. She also shared some stories of her growing up…things I had never heard before. At the time I didn’t realize how much I was going to cherish that conversation. She had a lot of love to give. We love you grandma. Love your granddaughter- in-law.

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