In Memory

Laura Mae House (Wallace) - Class Of 1926

San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - September 7, 2006

August 16, 1908 to Sept. 2, 2006 Laura H. Wallace, 98, of Hillcrest, passed away peacefully at Arroyo Vista Nursing Center on September 2, 2006. A native Californian, Laura was born in Richmond, CA lived her early years in Independence, MO, before settling the last 30 years in San Diego. She was educated at South Pasadena High School and the University of Chicago. Laura was an accomplished woman...a chorale singer with a beautiful voice, a fine cook and homemaker, and a devout Christian committed to spiritual study and practice. She loved literature, poetry, music, gardens, all with a keen awareness of beauty. Laura took an avid interest in world events, politics, and good conversation. She saw the humor in situation. Always ready with a joke, allegory, or limerick, she loved parties and laughter. She was the life of the party. Survivors include daughters Julia W. Smith of Wells, Maine, Beverlie W. Olcott of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Diana W. Jabber of New York City; grandsons William Goodwin of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Clifford Rutt of San Diego, and Norman Rutt of Augusta, Maine; great-grandchildren Angela Goodwin of Dayton, Maine, and Abigail Rutt, Caitlin Rutt, Jacob Rutt and Jonathan Rutt, all of Augusta, Maine; sons-in-law Edward W. Smith, George Albert Olcott and Paul Jabber; Eva Jabber, Paul's daughter, and Lisa Rutt, Norman's wife. Arrangements: Ashes scattered at sea. Please sign the guest book at