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7260. Emma Jean Lindesmith
BIOGRAPHY: Written by her husband and son at the time of Jean's death. "Emma Jean Lindesmith was born on. April 1st, 1939 to a family whose colorful background is part of the history of Los Angeles.
Her great uncle Cecil Wilcox was a valleyite who in the 1880's started a newspaper in Lankershim (North Hollywood) that later became the Valley Green Sheet. An aunt, Sarah Mason, was one of the first women screenwriters in Hollywood, starting her career in 1918 and later winning an Oscar for her adaptation of "Little Women." Jean's mother, Emma Dee, was a featured dancer with the Fanchon and Marco Dance Company, and appeared in musicals at MGM, Paramount, and Warner Bros. Jean's father, after graduating in the first class of Burbank High School, joined the Prop Department at Universal Studios in 1916. Eventually, he became Secretary-Treasurer of the stagehands IATSE Local 33.
Jeanne grew up in the then small town of Manhattan Beach, and with her sister Elone attended the local schools. Together they enjoyed the simple pleasures of childhood during the '40s and '50s when lifestyles seemed so idyllic. Both sisters were taught how to knit and sew by their mother. Even when young, Jean possessed a sure sense of style, as her hair ribbons always had to match her dress. This talent came in handy later on when she did fashion modeling at Bullocks-Wilshire and Magnins.
After graduating from Mira Costa High School - where she was active in Student Government and was co-captain of the Drill Team, Jean followed her sister to UCLA where she became an Education major.
At UCLA, Jeanne met and married Warren Hamilton. While continuing her education, she became pregnant and after her son Craig was born, Jeanne devoted her time to her expanding family. However, a sculpting class at a local night school reawakened Jean's artistic talent and she never looked back.
After discovering an oddly-shaped lot in Studio City, Jean became intrigued with designing a house that would fit the property. With the help of her husband, and her father and mother-in-law, construction began.
Jean loved the physical activity of building and during the year-long project, her prowess at driving 16d nails while pregnant with her daughter Jenene became the stuff that neighborhood legends are made of. The result was a unique home and the family has lived there ever since.
Jean enjoyed travelling. Yearly treks with her sister to San Francisco and later to England renewed her creative energies and helped Jean to turn her multi-talents to Fiber Art.
A visit to a group called Designing Weavers introduced her to a new world of loom weaving. After joining, her credo became to create "wearable art" from the fabrics she produced. These creations were exhibited and sold throughout Los Angeles.
In 1989, Jeanne was diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live, a prognosis she delighted in proving wrong. She refused to let the disease control her life or her talent. Her creative spirit was her refuge and she never let it go.
Jean approached every project with renewed enthusiasm. She continued to explore new avenues of artistic expression and experimented with an array of items--from handwovens to custom clothing to designing and making beaded and knotted jewelry-all unique and one-of-a-kind.
How do you sum up one person's life in words? No matter how poetic, how thesaurical, words can only capture a small part of a person, not the whole part. There are many words to describe Emma Jean Lindesmith Hamilton--creative, compassionate, funny, bright, beautiful, strong. But perhaps the one word that comes closest to capturing her spirit, if there is only one, is determination. It was this determination that offers the clearest picture of Jean--and what she called her Lindesmith Chin." She would make up her mind, dig in her heels, and weather whatever storm the elements tossed her way.
Jeanne was determined to live her life to the fullest--to enjoy every moment that she could and more importantly, help others realize that gift as well. That is perhaps what she was best at--inspiring others to soar, to be all that they were meant to be. She did this through her unwavering belief in their talents and abilities, but most of all through her unlimited and unconditional love.
It is that attitude that we, as her friends and family, are most grateful for as it was applied only with positive thoughts. It was used for good-overcoming adversities, fears, setbacks. Always done with love, warmth, and encouragement. With a hug, a kiss, and most importantly, a smile.
Woven through her life, like the artwork she created, was Jeanne's devotion to her many friendships and her family."
Warren Wray Hamilton Jr.
Received B.A. from U.C.L.A. Film writer-editor. Pfc in US Army 1954-56.
Retired as a film editor; President of one of the Sound Editor Associations. Worked on sound editing for Apollo 13, Twister and other pictures.
OBITUARY: Los Angeles Times 25 Aug 2009
HAMILTON, Warren Wray, Jr. June 6, 1933-August 17, 2009 Husband and loving father, passed away early Monday morning, with his two children by his bedside. He was a generous and kind man, who was loved by many. He was an award winning sound editor, who was involved in the motion picture industry for over 60 years. He will be missed by many friends, family, and colleagues. A memorial honoring his life is planned for early September.
7271. Nellie Lucy Bray
In 1940 U.S. Census in her brother, Harry's home.
Betty Louise Vaughn Le Febre
William Vaughn was the blood father. He abandoned his wife and two small daughters about 1929. James Le Febre asumed the role of father and is considered her father by Betty.
7282. Evelyn Louise Boldrick
OBITUARY: Published in The Boston Globe on May 27, 2012
HOWARD, Evelyn (Boldrick) Of Needham, formerly of Wellesley, May 23, 2012. Age 92. Beloved wife of the late Nelson Howard. Devoted mother of Rev. Jim Howard (Nelson Howard III) of Pembroke, NH, Kent E. Howard and his wife Jane of Dover, NH., and Judith Hines and her husband Lonnie of Essex Junction, VT. Grandmother of Elizabeth Traynor, Christian Howard, and Jordan Hines. Member of the Wellesley Congregational Church for over 50 years.
Evelyn was born in San Diego, CA on May 1, 1920. Growing up with two older brothers, her childhood was a happy one. In 1938 she graduated from San Diego High School. An avid lover of sports, she excelled in racquet sports, especially badminton. She became the U.S. Women's Singles badminton champion in 1940. She was featured playing the sport that she loved for various sponsors and appeared in a Time magazine advertisement, among others. As she continued to dominate the field of women's badminton during the early 1940's, winning both the singles and doubles championships in 1942, she still managed to earn a degree from UCLA that very same year. During the war years, badminton came to a halt, so Evvy found herself in a masters program at Wellesley College. It was there that she graduated with an MS in Physical Education, Health and Hygiene in 1945.
Besides teaching at the College in 1945, Evvy got married that year to Nelson (Junie) Howard, whom she had met playing badminton at the University Club in Boston, and she continued teaching at Wellesley until 1949. Throughout her life, Evvy remained active in the love of the sport of badminton. Once her children were grown, Evvy returned to teaching Physical Education at Wellesley (for a total of 9 years), and Boston Bouve' College at Northeastern University for 16 years, retiring in 1985. Certainly her proudest achievements, along with her children and teaching, include being inducted into the Helms Hall of Fame in Los Angeles and San Diego Hall of Champions.
Memorial Service will be held at the Wellesley Congregational Church (Village Church) 2 Central St. Wellesley, Friday, June 1st at 1:30 PM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Private interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Evelyn's memory to the Wellesley Congregational Church, 2 Central St. Wellesley, MA 02482. For online guestbook gfdoherty.com George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100