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Dolores Puffer Dolores Puffer, who was born May 13, 1927, died peacefflly at home in E1 Segundo on Feb. 17. Active in many community activities including the Children's Hospital Auxiliary, She was the consummate stay-at-home Mom, teaching Sunday School, a Den mother for Scouts, driving the children to Sporting contests and practices, chaperoning, and assist- ing at school. She managed the household and her social life with love and great skill, and had an ever-increasing circle of friends. She loved the outdoors and was an enthusiastic member of ten- nis, golf, and bridge teams. She loved competition, and excelled in all endeavors. She was an active boater and member of the Corsair Yacht Club for 42 years. She loved to travel, and enjoyed our frequent trips to Catalina Island and several trips cruising to Mexico. On behalf of Dolores Puffer, her family would like to extend a special thanks to May Beltran, a caregiver, for her dedicated and excellent service. A Celebration of Her Life is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sat- urday, March 3 at the M Restau- rant in Avalon, Catalina. All of her friends are welcome. She is survived by Walt, her lov- ing husband of 62 years, her son Dr Jim Puffer and daughter Debi Koppel, her sister and brother, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Michael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Before you go back to the mainland... take a little Catalina with you. Subscribe Today. - RO. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 Tel: (310) 510-0500 Fax: (310) 510-2882 Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Executive Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@cinews us Editor Dennis Kaiser Office Manager Jennifer Leonhardi AccounUng Judy Murray Advertlsig DISPLAY I CLASSIFIEDS J OBITUARIES 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510"0500 FAX:" (310) 510"2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428. Avalon CA 90704 DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p m Monday Display Adver- tising: 2 p.m. Tuesday Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday Legal/Public Noticbs: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to manager@cinews us One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscrintlons via First Class Mail are available for $80/year A Publication of CommunltyMedia Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Aceeatance under 39C. F.R 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon. CA 90704 and other additional offices. Ad] udic ation Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4. 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catshna Islander. Published weekly a 101 Marilla Avenue, #6 Avalon. CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copy. righted by The Catalina Islander. No Dart may be reproduced in any fashion w,tho written consent of the publisher.-This oublication is orinted almost entirely on recycled paper.  PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATIOh Library's Read Across America BY JUDY GREAR Dr. Seuss and Gayley Moore were both much beloved, both adored children, both revered books, and both will be honored at an open house at the Avalon Li- brary between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Dr. Seuss's birthday. In Seuss's honor, schools and libraries across tile country will celebrate Read Across America Day. Seuss is perhaps the most famous children's author of all time. Gayley Moore was a wife, mother, teacher and good friend. It is Gayley Moore's good friends who will help make March 2 special at the Ava- lon Library. Seven women from the Piedmont area of California spent a week every year on Catalina Island as guests Of Moore and her fam- ily. They came to Catalina to have a good time and to think of good things to do for others." Moore and her friends "qui- etly did nice things," said Michele met at the family house on Cata- lina Avenue to reminisce and find the best way to honor their friend. "Gayley's family loved Catalina" said longtime friend Carolee Mor- rison. "Our dad was an attorney in Sacramento," said Bestudik. "He'd come over, then go back to work. We'd stay all summer." The family has deep roots on the Island. "Frank Whittley was my uncle and lived here in the 1850s," said Bestudik. "Our grandfather and grandmother were born here. Our Nana Bessie was-born here in 1896." "when we would come over, we'd always go to see Mrs. Eisenhut, the librarian," said Bestudik. "Education and books were very important to our fam- ily." When Moore's friends gathered together, they searched for the best way to remember their friend and fund the library, which was "a natural fit," said Morrison. In all, "This new collection is a won- derfu[ why to honor a woman who loved Children, books and read- ing," said Avalon Librarian Cath- erine Bueno. "We have some early readiug books, but this new fund- ing allows us to further develop a beginning reading collection specifically oriented for emergent readers," said Beno. Bueno said she is hoping that the new book collection will help beginning readers  develop a life- long love of books and reading. The new books will have a book- plate honoring Moore's donation. "The ribbon cutting for the new collection will be on March 2 which is Dr. Seuss's birthday and seems so fitting," said Bueno. Children were always important to Moore, according to Bestudik. "In summer, we'd babysit a couple of little girls," said Bestudik. "We'd paint their tOenails, ride bicycles and swim like tittle fish. Catalina was a magical place for us" Please join us for this special celebration of children and books at the Avalon Library on Friday, March'2, at 4:30 p.m. Bestudik, Moore's sister. When they raised more than $800 dedi- Judy Grear is secretary of the Gayley died, these good friends cated to the children of Avalon. Friends of the Avalon Library. The fol},owing is from the Ava: by two armc Ion Sheriff s report on a recent for- ers. President eign dignitary's visit to Avalon. ed by security  President Ali Abdullah Saleh United States of Yemen visited Catalina Island the Los:Afi@ on Thursday, Feb. 16. President Department. Saleh's visit created a stir that day 5 deh's vis as tourists and Islanders bathed in and deviated curiosity when he arrived in a char- tered private 85-foot yacht flanked by two armrd Coast Guard cruis- ers. President Saleh was sUrround- ed by security from his country, the United States Secret Service, and the Los Angeles County Shenffs Saleh's visit was unannounced from his original itinerary. While he was here, he toured the Island, enjoyed lunch at the Avalon Grill, and rested at MARCH 21,2012 OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER * 5 PM- 9 PM $20 PER PERSON OCMiXER.COM (liO CHECKS OR CREDIT CAlID$ AT TH DOOfl) 949.338.8338 the Pavilion' Hotel before he de- parted.- He enjoyed his short stay and found the people and visitors of Avalon were warm and friendly. Dignitary Visits, such as this one, should serve as a reminder of what Catalina Island has to offer: a clean and respectful community, as well as'a se community which only enhances the beauty of Cata- lina Island's infrastructure, as ev- ery visitor should be welcomed as a dignitary. Photo: President All Abdullah Saleh of Yemen Avalon Veteran's Memorial Park Purchase a Bri00k, - for the Memorial Contact Dave Gardner (310) 510-1484 or write: AvalonVeterans of Foreign Wars P.O. Box 1672 Avalon, Ca 90704 2 i Friday, February 24, 2012 THE CATALINA ISLANDER