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Loretta Graham

February 23, 2011

Longtime La Cañada resident Loretta “Laura” Gloria Graham died Feb. 18 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 83.

She was born Oct. 25, 1927 in Benton Harbor, Mich. to William and Margaret Connell. She came to California at the age of 18, where she met Wes Graham. The couple wed in 1947.

She retired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center after serving 20 years there as an insurance specialist in utilization review.

A member of St. Bede Catholic Church, Graham volunteered with Brothers Helpers and the Bereavement Ministry. She was also a member of the Friends of La Cañada Flintridge Library.

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Graham is survived by her children, Linda Arlanian, of Carlsbad; Mark Graham, of Morro Bay; Bruce Graham, of La Crescenta; Dolly Thomas of Sonora; and Leslie Hastings, also of Sonora. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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