April 9, 1930 ~ April 9, 2009
Jeanne Carmen Rife
Jeanne was born in St. Paul, MN where she resided with her parents until the family moved to Lomita when she was seventeen. She began her career at National Supply Co. in Torrance and retired in 1981. After the death of her husband, John, from emphysema in 1991 she became a board member of the Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation at Harbor-UCLA Hospital. She also was on the board and served as secretary/events coordinator for the PEP Pioneers, the pulmonary rehab support grout at LCOM. Here she met her dearest friends as well as her loving partner, Jim Wood.
She died at home with Jim by her side. She is survived by her son, Glenn Johnson of WY, sister Donna of WA, Pink Mioli of Los Angeles and many step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and Jim Wood's family who all loved her dearly. She was also predeceased by her parents and daughter, Gail Johnson.
The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM at St. Lawrence Martyrs Catholic Church (Rectory Chapel), 1900 So. Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA followed by the graveside service at Green Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to PERF, PEP Pioneers or Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles.
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