1. Himrod, Jane Betts
October 1, 1919 - January 19, 2011
Jane Himrod died in Placentia with her husband of 69 years, Bob, and family by her side. She was 91.
Jane had lived in Fullerton since 1955. She was a teacher in the La Habra School District until 1982.
Jane was born in Mitchell, S. D. She attended Pomona College and married Bob in 1941. The couple had six children: Martha, Mary (who died shortly after birth), Tom, Bill, John and Liz.
Jane and Bob helped begin Congregational Church of Fullerton in 1956. Jane was also a docent at the Southwest Museum in L.A.
Survivors include Bob, sister Ann Morgan, children Martha (Ed), Tom (Rose), Bill, John, Liz (Jon), daughter-in-law Cherry, 3 granddaughters and a great-grandson.
A memorial service is Jan. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton. A reception follows at Congregational Church of Fullerton, 845 N. Euclid Ave. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Published by Los Angeles Times from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, 2011
2. Himrod, Robert M., of Fullerton died April 14 at age 92. Bob was born July 2, 1918, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. He attended John Marshall High School, Pomona College and Yale Law and Loyola Law Schools. He married his college sweetheart, Jane Betts, in 1941. Bob was an estate planning and business attorney from 1947 until his death. He was a devoted commuter who rode the rails from Fullerton to Union Station for decades. He helped co-found Fullerton Congregational Church in the 1950s and was a member of the L.A. Host Lions Club for more than 30 years, serving as president in 1985-86. Bob loved hiking and was proud of his three climbs up Mt. Whitney, the first at age 69. He is survived by his children, Martha (Ed), Tom (Rose), Bill, John and Elizabeth (Jon), daughter-in-law, Cherry, sister-in-law, Ann Morgan, three granddaughters and a great-grandson. He was predeceased in January by his wife of 69 years, Jane. Services will be at Temple Beth Tikvah in Fullerton on Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. with a reception following at The Congregational Church of Fullerton.
Published by Orange County Register on May 19, 2011.