Lou Ehrhardt, a 59 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010 in Torrance from natural causes. Born in Springtown, TX, to W.A. and Jennie Young (Robinson) on June 1, 1918. She was the last of seven children. After the death of her first husband, George Burns, she came to the Los Angeles area with her two young daughters in 1951. She moved to Gardena in 1956 until 1976 when she moved to Wilmington. She worked as a secretary in the Insurance industry first in 1951 at Vernand Insurance in Los Angeles, then Lynn Hodge Insurance and finally Acacia Insurance in Torrance, where her daughter, Mary, worked. Lou loved music, dancing and having fun. She was a friend to all and was known as the "Cake Lady" for her years of baking cakes for people in the South Bay. She would meet a stranger that she liked and the next day she would deliver a fresh cake to them, usually walking to her destination. Her joy and passion for life was shared with all, usually with a joke. Lula valued her membership with the Carson Eagles and Torrance Elks 1948 and had many friends in both organizations. Her second husband was Burt Schreiner, deceased in 1975 and lastly, Norm Ehrhardt who passed on in 1988. She loved all of her husbands dearly. Lula is survived by daughter, Gladys of Gardena, CA; Son-in-law, Ron of Torrance; Grandsons, Paul of South Carolina, Joe of Upland, CA, Michael of Gardena and Brian (Sandy) of Torrance; great-grandchildren, Gabi of Anaheim Hills, Savanna and Brandon of Torrance and Roman of Gardena and numerous nieces and nephews in Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jennie Lee and Willie A. Young, all of her six siblings and her daughter, Mary Bruce of Torrance. A memorial celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:00pm. in the Chapel at Rice Mortuary in Torrance There will be a gathering of family and friends from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room. Burial will be held in the spring at the Springtown Cemetery, Springtown, Texas.

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  1. Our Heartfelt Sympathy to all of LuLu’s Family. My husband and I moved to the house across the street from LuLu on Lagoon Ave. in 1988. We introduced ourselves to her but she was very hesitant to meet new people…before you knew it we became friends and had three daughter’s whom Lulu adored and always remembered their Birthday’s with baking them a Cake. We will miss you LuLu and Thanks for being a terrific neighbor to our Family.

  2. I am sorry to have heard of your loss She was a great lady and I have many wonderful memories Each of you have my deepest sympathy

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