Velma Marie (Hart) Lehigh was born on June 2, 1928 in Bishop, California. She was raised in El Segundo where she met her future husband Glen Lehigh. They were married on July 3, 1943 and bought their first home in Westchester. They moved to Palos Verdes Estates in 1952 where they raised their children Sharon and Terry. Velma's career with the Palos Verdes Unified School District spanned 29 years. She worked in food services and retired as cafeteria manager. Velma's passion was her family. She had many interests but all of them centered around her family. She enjoyed catering with her daughter Sharon; watching sports with Glen; going to Angels baseball Spring Training with family and friends; and going on annual camping and fishing trips to the High Sierras with her extended family. Velma was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon and is survived by Glen, her husband of 71 years; son Terry and daughter-in-law Rita; grandchildren Danny, Michael, Eddie and Lori, Steven and Livi; great grandchildren Andrew, Kylie and Dylan. Memorial services are planned with Rice Mortuary.

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  1. That is a great picture of Velma. She was a beautiful and amazing friend with a huge heart. So many great memories of Christmas Eve celebrations and all the wonderful meals and recipes over the years. She was a “second mom” to us and so many others. Her amazing marriage to Glen was such an inspiration to us. We will miss you Velma but we have so many wonderful memories.
    Love and Prayers to Glen, Terry, Rita and all the family.

  2. Our lives have been enriched by Velma and her loving husband, Glen, over the years. Her famous Velma’s bean recipe has graced many a table over the years and is a family favorite at our gatherings. Her recipe has been passed down to my family and will continue to be passed down in the future. We loved Velma’s witty humor and quick smile. She brought laughter and life into our family gatherings and will be greatly missed. We really enjoyed her and Glen’s visits to Albuquerque for our international balloon festival. I loved seeing their faces light up and shine as they talked about this balloon or that one.

    Our prayers and love go to Glen, Terry and Rita, and all the family.

    Love, Gina and Dave from New Mexico.

  3. To Glen & all the family,

    We are saddened by your loss of Velma, who was admired by the whole neighborhood and especially by those of us who worked as volunteers at Valmonte School. The children certainly liked her very much. I remember the day she was honored by the entire assembly, I was proud as a volunteer, and as a student’s mother, to stand in gratitude for all she had done to make Valmonte a premium school.

    We, too, will miss her.

    The Chatfields, Barbara, Ken, & Ian

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