Mary Roberts Ripley

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Mary Howard Ripley (Roberts)

Death: January 27, 2016 (100)
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Wife of Alexander Baille Ripley

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About Mary Roberts Ripley

Mary Roberts Ripley died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at the age of 100. Her husband, Alexander Baillie Ripley, a longtime Los Angeles attorney, died in 1978 and she did not remarry.

Mary Ripley graduated from Marlborough School in Los Angeles and dedicated her life to being a volunteer around the world, something she seems to have excelled at doing. The Los Angeles Times named her Woman of the Year in 1959, and she was a founding member of the International Association for Volunteer Effort and the American Women for International Understanding.

She served on the governing boards and was an active member of the California Children's Home Society, the California Heart Association, Planned Parenthood, and the Global Fund for Women.

Mrs. Ripley received a lifetime achievement award for volunteer service from the American Women for International Understanding in a 2012 appearance at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Ripley is survived by two sons, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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Mary Roberts Ripley's Timeline

March 19, 1915
January 27, 2016
Age 100