A memorial tea for Thelma Morgan Clark, 80, a longtime community activist who died Friday in her home, will be held at the Women's Club of South Pasadena.
"That was her request. She didn't want it to be a sad occasion," said club President Faye Coleman.
Clark was born in Santa Barbara and attended graduate school at Stanford University and Claremont College before moving to South Pasadena in 1940.
She taught at Lincoln and Marengo elementary schools in the Garvey School District.
A former president of the Women's Club, she also was involved with various groups that sought to maintain South Pasadena's small-town atmosphere. Her community activism also included work for the homeless and senior citizens.
She is survived by a cousin in Massachusetts.
Donations in her name can be made to Life Line for Pets, P.O. 5812, Pasadena, Calif. 91107; the National Health Federation, P.O. Box 688, Monrovia, Calif. 91016, or the Midnight Mission, 396 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90013.