Angela Margaret Lodin passed away at the age of 82 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She passed peacefully at her home of nearly fifty years in Tustin, California, surrounded by loved ones.
Angela was born in 1939 at Fort Benning in Georgia. The daughter of an Air Force officer, she moved frequently before her family finally settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico where she was a cheerleader and a member of the Tri Delta sorority.
After an unlikely first meeting in the attic of his parents’ home, Angela married George Donald Lodin on June 29, 1963. They moved to Southern California which would become their permanent home, and where they would raise five sons.
Angela led an active social life, becoming involved in many organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Flying Geese Quilters Guild, the Cardinal Mindzenty Foundation and the Rose of Lima Mission Guild. Ever an educator, she taught both French and English, and volunteered at her sons’ schools.
Angela was deeply devoted to her Catholic faith and to her country. She loved quilting, cats, birds and pansies. She was well-traveled, visiting the UK several times and traveling throughout the United States by motorhome. She loved being Nana to her grandkids and made it a point to attend their school events, performances and graduations.
She will be greatly missed by her sons John, Michael, Jim, Bob and Bill, grandchildren Anders, Julian and Hannah, and younger siblings Martin and Isabel. Services will be held at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach at 10:00 am on Monday, June 14.
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