Mary J. MacPherson, 88, passed away 7/8/11. She was a long time resident of Pasadena. She was born in Mound City, Illinois; her family moved west to Long Beach in 1939. She attended schools in Long Beach. While working at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation during World War II, she met her husband, George H. MacPherson. They were married in 1944. She leaves two sons (Stephen of La Canada- Flintridge and George of Pasadena), and two daughters (Dr. Linda Bradley of San Diego and Mary Beth of Santa Barbara). She leaves nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. In the past Mrs. MacPherson was active in various cerebral palsy organizations, her youngest daughter having cerebral palsy. Mrs. MacPherson died from congestive heart failure on July 8, 2011.
Memorial Service will be held at St. Bede’s Church, La Canada-Flintridge on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:00 am. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hillside House (a home for cerebral palsied persons), 1235 Veronica Springs Rd., Santa Barbara, Ca 93105