In Memory

Janith McCready (Hurff) - Class Of 1947

Janith McCready (Hurff)

Janith Rae Hurff (83) peacefully passed away June 22, 2013 with her loved ones by her side. Jan or "Tyke" as many knew her, was born in September of 1929 and raised in South Pasadena, California.  She attended USC while working at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.  She received her Master's degree from USC in the field of Occupational Therapy.  She applied her skills while serving with the Army Woman's Medical Specialist Corps as First Lieutenant during the Korean War.

In 1955, Jan married Wallace Hurff (SPHS '46) and embarked on a wonderful loving journey together.  While raising her family, Jan continued her education in Health Sciences and the Arts.  Jan worked for City of Hope and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles as an Occupational Therapist.  Jan was significantly involved in the innovative development of special needs groups.  She loved spending time in the great outdoors with her family and friends.  She loved 4-wheeling, camping, and other outdoor adventures as well as working in the garden of her historical home in Sierra Madre.  Throughout her retirement years, she enjoyed spending time with her weaving, watercolor, and book reading groups.  She had the opportunity to experience many parts of the world as she traveled with loved ones.  She touched many with her delightful enthusiasm, joyous giving and glowing spirit.

She is survived by her children, Wendy, Jeff, Brett; daughter-in-law Paula; and grandchildren, Cliff, Tera, Britt, and Garrett.  She was "Mother" and "Friend" to many, and will be truly loved and missed by those who knew her.

Pasadena Star-News, June 30, 2013