Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dorothy Landeros Obituary

Dorothy Landeros died Monday in Redlands a month after being diagnosed with lymphoma. She was 86.

A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hillside Memorial Park. A memorial service will be March 6 at 3 p.m. at the Redlands United Church of Christ.

Mrs. Landeros was born in Upland, and lived almost all of her life in Mentone, before she moved to Redlands in 2001.

She graduated from Redlands High School in 1942. She later attended Valley College and Cal State San Bernardino, where she received certification in public service supervision and state publications.

Mrs. Landeros worked at Consolidated Aircraft in 1942, the San Bernardino Air Depot from 1944 to 1946, Western Auto Supply in 1946 and Wayne Gosset Ford for six years after that.

She retired as a supervisor in 1983 from the San Bernardino Cooperative Extension where she worked for 17 years.

She had been a Brownie troop leader and a Girl Scout troop leader, and a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Mrs. Landeros was a member of the choir at the Congregational Church in Redlands for many years before becoming a founding a member of the Redlands United Church of Christ, where she sang in the sanctuary choir for 45 years -- the last three years alongside her daughter and great-granddaughter.

She was also a 27-year member of RUCC's annual art show committee and its gardening group, Weeders and Wackers.

Mrs. Landeros played ukulele with a group from the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands.
She was also an avid Scrabble player, and was in a club at Joslyn that played weekly. She helped organize tournaments the past two years with a Scrabble club in Rancho Cucamonga, and was awarded a Team Player of the Year plaque from the club in January.

Mrs. Landeros enjoyed singing, crossword puzzles and flower arranging. She was a member of Wednesday Club, where she made cards for all occasions.She was the widow of Albert Landeros, and had managed his career as a watercolor artist, which included hours of volunteering at the Redlands Art Association, Art for Heaven's Sake in Redlands, Art-a-Fair in Laguna and many others.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dianne Landeros and Steve Chapman of Redlands; son and daughter-in-law Rob and Geri Landeros of Medford, Ore.; granddaughter and grandson-in-law Toni and Doug Momberger of Redlands; grandson and granddaughter-in-law Sterling and Alison Landeros of Seattle, Wash.; great-grandchildren Hunter and Carlisle Momberger of Redlands; sisters Mary Ann Field Quarterly and Roxie Smith, both of Redlands; brother Bill Park of Hemet; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters Elsie Garcia, Martha Romero and Marguerite Montano; and brothers Joe and Don Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Redlands United Church of Christ organ fund. Cortner Chapel is handling the arrangements

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