LATCHFORD, Roni (Ragnhild) nee Hiscox Roni died May 2 in Manhattan Beach. She was born in Illinois September 19, 1936. Living mostly in Woodstock where she graduated from high school. She attended The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana for four years and moved to Southern California in 1961. She was employed by Bendix Computer, Control Data Corp., System Development Corp, AM Jacquard, and finally with TRW where she worked for twenty-five years, mostly on the MILSTAR program, retiring in 2005. She progressed from Computer Operator to Software Engineer Manager at TRW. She was active in the South Bay Bridge Club and the AARP Volunteer tax-preparers for Senior Citizens. For forty years, Roni played golf on courses from Los Angeles to Florida to Canada. She was passionate about cooking and did it well. She visited much of the Western World and spent lots of time in Kingston, Toronto and Calgary, Canada with her relatives. Beloved Roni is survived by her grieving husband of 45 years, Ray, her sister Kaaren Brown (Julian), niece and nephews, Hilary, Felix and Nils; cousins Sean, Kevin, Coyla and Kerry; and, younger generation, Shea, Cait, Meagh, Erin, Reilly, Kate, Ryan and Joseph. A memorial gathering will be held later this month.

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  1. We are so sorry to read about Roni’s death. You both were an inspiration for our becoming active in the Wind N’ Sea Sailing Club. We will always remember Roni’s wonderful smiles. Jerry and Selma Gleason

  2. Dear Ray, I first met you and Roni on the 1974 Grenadines Cruise, but my hearing the famous “Rum and the next two cans” story had predated that meeting, so I was already looking forward to sharing the fun which you two always brought to any place you were. Even though I didn’t see you often after you stopped sailing with WnS, it was always a delight to find you at a gathering; and when that happened, time sort of stood still. I am so very sorry for your loss, and that of your family. The Wind ‘n Sea Heavenly Chapter is slowly and surely getting “all the good guys.” My love and prayers, Therese

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