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>Linda Somboonsook, of the South Bay Kiwi Chapter, passed away July 4th,  

>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 July 19, 2022.  She was Dayton Kiwi Chapter President/Treasurer for many years.  Brenda was in AA Class 59/18.

>Jean Jones-Olinger, a long time member of the ATL chapter recently passed away. Jean started flying in 1947 and was based at LGA and DFW.She became a Kiwi in DFW and after moving to Atlanta joined the ATL Kiwis. 

>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 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.

>Karen Cook Gusikoff, a member of the LAX Kiwi Chapter, died suddenly on March 4, 2022.  Karen started flying in 1971 (AA Class 1971/11) and was based in Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Chicago and Paris.

>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.

>Wilma Nicholas Richardson a former member of the OKC Chapter, passed away on November 11, 2021.  She was in the AA Class of 1952

>Lillian Riddle Hearn, who graduated in the AA Class 1946/12 has flown west.   She was a very active Dallas Kiwi until 2014.

>Jean Gorman Perkins, Member at Large, passed away October 4,2021.  Jean was former member of LAX and SAN.  She was AA Class 1946/09.

>Ruthie Hogg, member of the DFW/Mid-Cities Kiwi Chapter, as well as the Richardson Chapter has Flown West.  She graduated in the AA Class of 1953.  Ruthie passed away on August 5,2021.  She was 92 years young.


>O'Hare Kiwi, Nancy Moore Strenk, AA Class 1976/15,  passed on July 19, 2021.  

>Mary Grimala, long-time and active Golden Gate Kiwi, passed away on July 17, 2021.  She was in the AA Class of 66-26.

>DFW/Mid-Cities Kiwi, Irene Semler Ferrari, flew west July11, 2021.  She became a member of the DFW/Mid-Cities Chapter in the 70's and her daughter, Tina is now a member of that chapter.  Irene graduated in the 1951 AA Class.

>Gelena Wilson Parslow, AA Class 60/07, passed away on July 5, 2021.  Gelena was a long-time Kiwi and former member of the LAX and LAS chapters.

>Audrey Elaine Lawler, former President of the Gulf Coast Kiwis, has flown West.  She was in the AA Class 1945/10.  Audrey died on May 26, 2021.  See her obituary HERE. 

Kathryn (Kay) Moore Leonard, member of the Dallas Kiwi Chapter, passed away on May 20, 2021.  Kay was in the AA Class 1957/08.  Dallas Kiwis describe Kay as a loving Kiwi, always taking care of others and enjoying all the Kiwi events.

>Ann Crawford Woodard, AA class of 1959 has flown West.  She flew for 35 years.  She passed away on 7/6/2014.

>Atlanta Kiwi,  Liz Mynatt  has flown west.  She was in the TWA Class of 1955 and was last a member of TKC from 2014-2016.

>Vivian Shattuck Jorgensen passed away on May 21, 2021.  Viv graduated in the AA Class 1937/05.  She was Kiwi National President 1964-1966 and served The Kiwi Club for many years as Kiwi Historian/Archivist (ret).  She was truly the backbone of our Kiwi history.  She was 107!

>The Orange County/Long Beach Chapter has lost one of their long time members.  Janet (Jan) Perry Stober passed away May 15, 2021.  She was in the AA Class of 63/6.  Jan had also belonged to the South Bay Kiwi Chapter and there were wonderful memorials in both chapters' recent newsletters. She attended many Kiwi conventions and will be missed by many Kiwi friends.

>Robbin Randel Knauff, AA Class 1951/03, passed away on May 7, 2021.  She was a member of the FL Gulf Coast and Atlanta Chapters and a MAL thru her many years as a Kiwi.

>Founding member of the Chicago Kiwi Chapter and then MAL, Normalea ("Lea") Fraley McKown has Flown West.  She passed on April 15, 2021 in Cadillac, MI.  She was in the AA Class of 1950/05. 

>Patricia Ann Humphries Miller passed away on April 10, 2021.  She graduated in the AA class of 1956/03.  Patricia was an active member of the TUL Chapter, even serving as President  She became a MAL in 1995.  See photo and obituary HERE.

> Mary Beth Van Dine, member of the OC/LB Chapter, passed away on March 17th.  She was in the AA Class 1965/12.

>DALLAS KIWI, Donna Morrissey has flown west.  She passed away on March 12, 2021.  Donna graduated in the AA class of 1946/03. She was a past President and held almost all other Board positions.  The DALLAS Kiwis will miss this outstanding Kiwi.

>Marlene Adams Delong, long-time Kiwi and member of the Golden Gate Chapter passed away February 18, 2021. She was in the October AA Class in 1958.

>Gloria Bauer Schlacter passed away on Saturday, February 6.  She was in the AA Class 1955/06.  Gloria served as the Manhattan Vice-President for many years.  She was an active, vibrant and dedicated Kiwi and will be missed by her many Kiwi friends.

>MAL Barbara Moore Painter, has Flown West.  She was in the AA Class of 65/1 and attended both the 2016 SFO Kiwi Convention and the 2018 OKC Convention.  She passed away in January, 2021.  Her last base was ORD and retired to live in Boston.

>Mary Louise Lopez Elkin of the Golden Gate Chapter, has Flown West - January 6, 2021.  She was from AA’s class of July, 1956.  Mary Louise  had been a long standing Kiwi Club member beginning with the Oakland group (where she served as official Photographer) and then switching  over later to Golden Gate.  For a tribute and photos, click HERE.