Winona W. Luther

winona luther

April 22, 1928 ~ December 10, 2008

Resided in: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Winona W. Luther 4.22.28 - 12.10.08 Winona Luther, 80, passed away on 10 December, 2008, in Rancho Palos Verdes. Born in Santa Monica, CA, in 1928, she was graduated from Inglewood High School and obtained her bachelor's degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills. She made southern California her home for all but the five years she spent abroad, living in the Netherlands, France, and West Germany. Along the way she developed a love of travel, fine food and wine, and became an accomplished chef. She also shared with her husband, Marvin, a love of sailing, and had been an active member of King Harbor Yacht Club for the last 33 years. More than any other accomplishment, Nona was a loving and proud mother and wife, and a friend to all. She is survived by husband of 62 years, Marvin, three children, Paul, Christine (Larson) and Jeffrey, four sons/daughters-in-law, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, all of whom will miss her terribly. She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen, in 2001. Services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008, at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates. A celebration of her life will follow at King Harbor Yacht Club, 280 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the King Harbor Youth Foundation.

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  1. When we returned last evening from our trip we were so sad to learn that Nona had died. We didn’t realize that she was so sick. We will certainly miss her sweet smile and ready wit. Chris and Dave, we send our deepest sympathy to you and to all of the family. Give our love to Marv.

  2. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Nona Luther, who with Marv was a long-time member of my weekly French class. We remember her as a beautiful, fine lady, very elegant, always with a friendly smile, and winning ways. I remember her years of dedicated work as a hospital volunteer in the recovery room, which must require special skills. She was devoted to her family and courageous in the face of adversity, an inspiration to us all. We know her memory will live in in the hearts of her friends and numerous family. God bless you all. Sincerely, Julia (and Jim) Heard.

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