In Memory

Hester Lauman

Miss Lauman, Retired Art Teacher, Dies

Hester Lauman, 78, a longtime resident of South Pasadena, died at Mission Lodge, San Gabriel, Sunday, August 3, 1969 after a long illness.

She was head of the Art department of South Pasadena High School for 35 years.  She joined the school in 1921 and retired in 1956.

She was a member at the Pasadena's Woman's City Club of Pasadena;  Pasadena Music Arts Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, an honory teacher's fraternity, and of the First Church of Christ Scientist of Pasadena.

Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Donald Bussey (Ann Lauman), a grandniece and a nephew all of Alexandria, Virginia, and cousins, Mrs. John Frederic Murphy (Marjorie Connor), Elizabeth Connor, Rose Connor, and Dorothy Connor all of Claremont.  At Miss Lauman's request, there will be no services.

Pasadena Star News, August 5, 1969


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11/17/13 02:13 PM #1    

William E 'Bill' Meals (1954)

Miss Lauman and I really got along and liked each other very well.  I needed to gain a few credits and up my grade point a little bit so I enrolled in the class of Art Appreciation.     I was sure surprised when I went to class on the first day.  The room was filled with girls.  I was the only guy.  I really got kidded about that.  I think that's why Miss Lauman sort of took me under her wing.  I took a course in Fine Art in college and appreciate what I learned from as it helped make the college course a lot easier for me. 

11/17/13 04:26 PM #2    

Pat Shea (1947)

Hester  Lauman was my favorite teacher thru my High School years , she was always so nice to me ,I will always have a special place in my memories for her , she was a wonderful  lady .

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