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Please notify 2nd VP, Connie Leighliter Budge - and your Web Hostess 

Jill Richey Rohan - if you know of any Kiwis who have Flown West.

Our Recent Kiwi Losses

Rosanne Wensinger, (1934-2023) passed peacefully on April 13, 2023. Rosanne was a very dear lady, loved by all her friends. She hosted several Kiwi events while a Dallas Kiwi. She graduated from the AA Stewardess School, Class 56-09. She will be missed by all of us. Condolences can be sent to the family at: 5539 Melito W, Dallas, Texas, 75230.

"Rosanne's service attitude and cheerful disposition were perfect attributes for being a flight attendant for American Airlines. Rosanne loved flying for American, but she loved her future husband more..."  To read more from Rosanne's  obituary click here:

Esther Moore

Esther Louise Moore, passed away on May 9th, 2023. Born in Brockton, MA on January 26th, 1929, she grew up surrounded by a large family. Esther graduated from Brockton High in 1947. Her first job after high school was working as a telephone operator. In 1950 she moved to New York to become a flight attendant for American Airlines. Her flying years were very exciting as she got to travel the country and meet many famous celebrities. She was later based in Dallas and met Kenneth Moore who she married in 1955. Esther was active with the Kiwi Club (former and current American Airlines Flight Attendants), from the late 1960's up into the 1990's, hosting and helping organize social events. It was with the Kiwi Club that she met and became close friends with actress Dorothy Malone.

To read the full obituary click here:

Kathleen Harrington

Kathleen Harrington, 79, Sarasota, FL passed away May 5 , 2023.  Kathleen was a member of the FL Gulf Coast Chapter.
Kathleen is survived by the love of her life, her son Devon. She flew out of JFK for many years and moved to FL after her retirement. 

A Celebration of Life for Kathleen will be held:

Saturday, May27th

2-4 PM

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

7950 South Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL

Elaine Price

Elaine Price, 76, Chicago, IL passed away April 4, 2023, peacefully at home attended by loved ones.

Elaine was born in Blue Island, IL. After college, she travelled to Europe intending to return in a few weeks. Instead she fell in love with Europe and travel and spent a number of years living in Rome and London. After returning to the States she found her dream job as a flight attendant for American Airlines, enjoying international travel. She retired after 44 years following a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. For ten years she fought the disease and inspired many with her unfailing optimism and relentless determination to live life to the fullest. Generous with her kindness, she also volunteered at the Lakeview Pantry and the Ronald McDonald House. Her family and hundreds of friends will sorely miss her.

Jackie Trager
Jackie Trager

Jackie Trager passed away March 31, 2023, doing what she did best: loving and protecting her family. Her family fondly called her Aunt Pack. As a stewardess for American Airlines for over 50 years, she lived a life full of travel and adventure, always eager to share these experiences with her loved ones. Jackie was a member of the OC/LB Chapter.


Jackie graduated from North Kansas City high school and attended college at Central Missouri State.  Afterwards, she moved to California and started her career with American Airlines.  Jackie ended her career as one of the 10 most senior flight attendants at American Airlines and would often regale stories to her family of the celebrities she would attend to as she worked out of LAX on routes to Hawaii, Europe, and Asia. 


This family-centered fun and adventuring manifested itself in Jackie until her last breath.  She was killed immediately in an automobile accident while driving with her 11-year old niece, Vivian Battmer.  Aunt Pack died while heading on another adventure with her family; doing what she loved best.  Aunt Pack died protecting her family; doing what she did best.  While seriously injured, Ner niece Vivian’s injuries are non-life threatening and she will make a full recovery.

Mary Mikenas Bifulco, On April 1, 2023, we lost one of our fellow Kiwi sisters, Mary Mikenas Bifulco. Mary was an active member of our Kiwi Club in Southwest Florida and served as a Co-president for a two-year term about 11 years ago. Mary briefly worked as a flight attendant for TWA. Four years ago, she relocated to Sarasota and was residing in a full-care facility until her passing.

Joe Angelini

Joe Angelini. Long Island Kiwi member and retired JFK based Flight Attendant Joseph Angelini passed away March 1, 2023.  He is survived by his long- term partner George Richardson of 50 years, who is also a retired JFK based Flight Attendant and is a Long Island Kiwi member.

Nancy Warbritton Strawn, born on January 20, 1930, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 27, 2023, at the age of 93. She was born in Covington, KY, and later moved to Newport, KY, where she graduated from Newport High School in 1947. Nancy worked for an advertising agency in Cincinnati, OH. While on her lunch hour she stopped by the Gibson Hotel where American Airlines was interviewing for stewardesses. She was hired on the spot and her life was changed forever. She met and married an American Airlines Captain, John (J.D.) Warbritton. They had five children together and lived in various cities before settling in Palos Verdes Estates, CA, in 1955. After a house fire and divorce, Nancy married Ralph Bill Strawn, and they retired in Palos Verdes Shores Community in San Pedro, CA. Nancy was an active member of Ocean View Baptist Church and the South Bay Kiwi club. 


Cathy Koke Gebhart, passed away on February 25, 2023. She was a member of the South Bay Chapter and then move to the Dallas Kiwi Chapter in 2017.

She has been an active member since here.  She will be dearly missed. 

Cards and prayers can be sent to the family: John, her husband and Johanna, her daughter at: 921 Golden Bear Lane, McKinney, TX 75072

Irma Hudak Crozier, July 12, 1928 - September 6, 2022. . She was a member of the Dallas chapter of The Kiwi Club for over 70 years. To read more about here amazing life: click here

To view a wonderful tribute to Irma go to this link.!/TributeWall

Mary LaLibertie Moss Kiwi

Mary LaLibertie Moss, passed away peacefully at home on October 9th at the age of 98.  Mary began her flying career with AA in 1944 and was a member of the Atlanta Chapter.  To read Mary's obituary click here.

Marvine Currey Malouf passed away January 5, 2022 at the age of 81. Marvine lived in Vista, CA and was a member of the Los Angeles chapter. She was in class 60-12. Her husband, Robert died the prior year on September 28, 2021.

Dorothy Flagerstrom Rhodes -  Phoenix Chapter  DOD July 7, 2022 

Joanne Quinn Fitzpatrick, Chicago Chapter  - DOD July 1, 2022

Margaret Thomas Lee (Mickey),  (86) passed away on May 15, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX. She had been a member of the DFW Mid-Cities Chapter since the early 60's.

Linda Somboonsook

Linda Somboonsook, of the South Bay Kiwi Chapter, passed away July 4, 2022.  More photos here...

Anita Johnston Dahlgren, Class of 1943/12 and Founder of the Oklahoma City Chapter of The Kiwi Club on April 10, 1953, passed away February 6, 2022. Read Anita's obituary here.

Christine Watts-Greenlaw Dolby passed away on July 21, 2022. She was a member of the Washington D.C. Chapter and served in every office of the DC chapter. She was also National Treasurer of TKC 2000-2004.


Brenda Tate Nolan  passed away on July 19, 2022. She was Dayton Kiwi Chapter President/Treasurer for many years. Branda was in AA Class 59/18. Click here to read her obituary.

 Jean Jones-Olinger

Jean Jones-Olinger, a long time member of the ATL chapter recently passed away. Jean started flying in 1947 (her new hire photo is below) and was based at LGA and DFW.She became a Kiwi in DFW and after moving to Atlanta joined the ATL Kiwis. June 2022 

Read  more...

Marilyn Skites Bradley, Florida Gulf Coast member, died early Easter morning.  She was in the AA Class 1966/19. She was a long-time friend and roommate of Ginger Paul. 

Phyllis Westerfield Neidfeldt

 Phyllis Westerfield Niedfeldt graduated in the class of 1956/01 and was a member of the Memphis Kiwi Chapter.  She flew from 1956 to mid-1957 out of JFK and LGA. Read Phyllis's fascinating obituary here.

Please notify 2nd VP,Connie Leighliter and your Web Hostess 

Jill Richey Rohan - if you know of any Kiwis who have Flown West.

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