November 22, 1922 ~ February 3, 2017
Pauline Zippi in Broad Strokes
Pauline Laird entered this life on November 22, 1922. She was born in Los Angeles, California, where she spent the 94 years of her long, beautiful life. And a beauty she was! Anyone glancing at the photographs through her life can tell that she was a knockout as a young woman and continued as a handsome, dignified lady into old age.
Pauline was more than just another pretty face, as well. She had the brain to match. She was a clerical worker by trade, retiring from a lengthy tenure with ITT-Gilfillan. Pauline was independent and career-minded and had a shrewd, unparalleled wit. The beauty continued down to her very heart; she was a generous soul who cherished family and friends.
Pauline married the love of her life, Pete Zippi. They had one son, Michael Zippi, who was her world. She adored her sister, Thelma, and husband, Fred. Pauline and Daphne shared a long-time friendship. Given to hospitality, she was quick to open up her home to those who came to visit. We remember trips to Disneyland and the beach, as well as card games and domino matches that lasted into the night. Pauline's house was always warm and comfortable, so inviting you felt you could easily extend your stay.
In addition to family gatherings, Pauline had an affinity to dining out. She moved from the valley to Huntington to be closer to her beloved water. She liked to swim, always being careful to not get her hair wet! Pauline played bridge and went bowling. She enjoyed shopping. But her passion: she loved, loved, LOVED her dogs.
Pauline Zippi graduated from this life into eternity on Friday, February 3, 2017. She is survived and greatly missed by her son, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, extended family, and countless friends.
And yet, we do not "sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus."
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)
Goodbye, Grandma, and Godspeed.
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