She was very proud of her Italian-Swedish heritage. Her maternal grandfather emigrated from Lake Como, Italy, and went through Ellis Island, and her paternal descendants fought in the American Revolutionary War and, also, participated in the Battle of San Jacinta freeing Texas from Mexico.
She loved to go skiing, eating different cuisines, listening to music from the 60's and 70's, talking with her girlfriends, and, especially, bargain shopping. She was a true animal lover and treated their dog, Benji, as part of the family. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. She also had a remarkable ability to recall past events and could tell you what she wore the first day she went to first grade in Texas. She could also remember the name of a song, the lyrics, and the artist who sang it, as long as it was from the 60's and 70's.
She was so very proud to own and drive her 1965 canary yellow Corvette and was saddened when she eventually had to part with it.
She was a proud, independent, and caring soul who will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, Gareth, and her brother, Fred.
At her request no memorial service will be held, instead, her wish was to be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cypress, in California near her mother's grave site at a later date.
Arrangements Provided By: Diamond Head Mortuary Chapel