October 30, 1924 - March 21, 2021
Services Date: March 24, 2021
Trudy Graff passed away March 20th, 1219am in her home at 96 years old. Although she had been on hospice for over a year with heart failure, she remained living with her elegant dignity in her beautiful apartment in the Towers in Laguna Woods until the end. Before this last year she enjoyed a vibrant, long full life.
At age 17, Trudy was married to the love of her life, Michael, in 1942 during WW11 in London England. Trudy and Michael had three daughters, Carole, Gillian and Shannon. In 1964 the family, including Trudy’s mom Sadie, immigrated to America. With Southern California as their destination, their life unfolded with blessings of grandchildren and fun in the sun. They purchased their first home in Westchester. Trudy worked for Good Year Tire Company (then known as Mark C Bloom Tire Co.) starting as an inexperienced bookkeeper; she worked her way up to Account Executive training bookkeepers in all their stores from Los Angeles to Ventura.
Trudy and Michael retired in 1991 to Laguna Woods. Trudy and Michael became very much involved in the Hikers Club organizing not only fun trails to hike every Saturday but organizing many cruise and day trips. They also successfully managed fundraising and were able to donate these funds to charity.
Trudy had seven grandchildren: Carole’s children, Melissa and Andrea; Gillian’s step daughter, Ansley. Shannon’s children, Brandie, Ryan, Chelsea and Taylor.
Trudy had 8 Great-grandchildren: Adam, Zachery, DJ, Amanda, Hailey, Kasey, Caleb and Aubrey.