In Memory

Margaret Lauer

Margaret Lauer

Margaret Lauer was born August 14, 1909 in Illinois and died at age 72 on October 19, 1981 in Orange County, California.  Margaret was a 1927 graduate of South Pasadena High School.

Starting in the Fall of 1932, Miss Lauer taught English at SPHS, but also served as Chairman of the English Department and Dean of Girls at various times during her tenure.  She retired in 1972 after 40 years of service with South Pasadena High School.

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03/05/09 02:23 PM #1    

Neal McLaughlin (1949)

Senior English - of all the great teachers at South Pas High, Miss Lauer was the one who influenced me the most. God Bless you Miss Lauer. Neal McLaughlin, Class of '49

03/05/09 03:24 PM #2    

Patti Wing (Iverson) (1968)

Oh, Miss Lauer, how I wished I'd not been so full up of myself and my teenage life that I would've treasured you--as I now do realize you were a marvelous teacher and I simply missed out. But I am now able to say my thanks to you--anyway and in spite of! Bits of you must have wiggled their way into me, as I fondly remember the English class, you as my teacher, and I am now a writer. Thanks! Patti Wing Iverson

03/17/10 10:42 AM #3    

Marlowe E Delphey (Viney) (1952)

It was an honor and privilege to have been in your English classes for several years. Not only did I learn to appreciate good lititure, but I also learned the importance of writing correctly and effectively.

Had the opportunity to be a proof reader for two publications. Because of your influence, I was able to assist the author in making certain that his work was correct in punctuation and in other small details.

Treasure the fact that we corresponded after my gracuation from Stanford School of Nursing.

Every time I sit down to write a letter or a note to a friend, you come to mind. I thank you for all I discerned about how to write effectively; an art acquired under your tutelage.

Your influence in my life has been profound. Thank you ever so much

06/06/10 12:04 AM #4    

Sue 'Susie' Creswell (Walling) (1956)

Dear Ms. Lauer ! How I remember the twinkle in your eye when I showed up in your office when you were Dean of Women !! I had to leave Ms. Sowards class for laughing, and when I had to tell you about what happened , you could hardly keep a straight face ! How very special you were to so many !

Susie Creswell Walling - class of '56

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