Revised 3 November 2009


Ann Mary Langan (12 April 1911 - 9 May 2004)  
Ada Mabelle Laughlin.  (Born in Granville, Illinois), Physician.  Ms. Granville was the daughter of Alexander martin and Harriet Frances (Kingsbury) Laughlin.  She attended Granville Academy, Granville, Illinois from 1857 -01864.  She then attended Illinois State Normal university (18660-01869); Massachusetts Normal Art School, Boston, Massachusetts (1882); Pacific College of Osteopathy, Los Angeles, California (1906 - 1909), graduation with a Doctor of Osteopathy.  She then studied at Dr. Powers Post Graduate medical School in San Francisco, California 1910.  

Ms. Laughlin taught school in Mt. Palatine District, Illinois (1865); Hopkins School, Putnam County Illinois (1865 - 1866); kindergarten , Odell, Illinois (1867); and in public schools in Peru, Illinois (1868 - 1869) and Camp Point, Illinois (1869- 1870) and Bloomington, Illinois (1870).   She was Supervisor of Drawing in St. Paul, Minnesota public schools from September 1882 - 1894); Director of the Art Department for the Los Angeles Normal School (1894 -01906) and thought three summers in a special school for drawing in Chicago, Illinois.  After attending her post graduate studies, Ms. Laughlin secured a California State medical license in April of 1910.  She began practicing the art of osteopathy in Los Angeles in 1910 and spent over fifty-two successive years in the schoolroom as student and teacher.  She was a member of the faculty of the Pacific College of Osteopathy, Los Angeles, California; was President of the Alumni Association of the Pacific College of Osteopathy; a member of the county Osteopathic Association, was first President of the Western Teachers' Drawing Association, which met at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Congregationalist.

Clarence Herbert Lee.  (Born 25 January 1862 - Wisconsin), Accountant.  mr. lee was the son of David D and Julia E. (Longley) Lee.  he married Mabel Allen in 1892.  mr. lee attended public school in Wisconsin. (1897) and Cobden, Illinois (1879).  he graduated from Pawnee Academy, Pawnee City, Nebraska 1890.  he then attended Cornell university, receiving a B. S. degree (1889).  He taught in the public schools of Pawnee City, Nebraska in 1889 and worked as a bookkeeper for the White lake Lumber company of that city from 1881 - 1888.  he became the office secretary of the International Committee of the Y. M. C. A. in New York City, serving their offices from 1890 - 1891.  he then removed to Prescott, Arizona, where he worked as bookkeeper for the Commercial Mining Company of that city.  In 1891, he moved to Pomona, California, where he worked as bookkeeper for the Pomona Land & Water Company of that city from 1891 - 1895.  From 1895 - 1899, he worked as a member of the firm of Paine & lee of Pomona.  He became city clerk in 1896 and continued in that position until 1898, after which he became bookkeeper and secretary of the Fidelity Savings & Loan Association in 1899.  he was Director and Treasurer of the California Orange Growing & Distributing Company; President of the Economic club (1901); Vice-President of the Social Purity League (beginning in 1909) and was a Congregationalist.  Mr. Lee resided in the city of Claremont, California and had his business offices in Los Angeles.
Monroe Leong (14 June 1926 - 18 march 2007)
Walter A. Lewis, County auditor and resident of Pomona, California.  Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 30 September of 1864, Mr. was the son of John and Julia Brewster (Clarke) Lewis.  he married Edith E. Blades in 1892.  Mr. Lewis was educated in the public schools of Chicago, Illinois.  he attended Brown School, Chicago (1871 - 1877); attended High School in kansas City, Missouri (1881 - 1883).  he was employed as a weighmaster by the Union Elevator company, Kansas City, Missouri during vacation times (1881 - 1882).  he then worked as Assistant Bookkeeper and Stockman for the Great Western Type Foundry of kansas City, Missouri (1883 - 1884).  he became a bookkeeper and solicitor for Rigby-Hines Company of Kansas City and for Wynne & Andrews bookbinders of that city (1885 - 1887), then moved to California, where he canvassed for pianos and organs for R. S. Bassett, keeping his books and helping in his real estate business at Pomona, California (1887 - 1888).  He worked in general insurance and real estate from 1888 - 1910.  he served as Secretary to the Del Monte Irrigation Company, Pomona, California from 1897 - 1904;  he was Secretary for the Irrigation Company of Pomona from 1900 - 1910; Secretary to the Kingsley Tract Water Company , ltd. from 1901 - 1910; and in 1909, became a county auditor for Los Angeles county.  He was Director of the Mutual Building 7 Loan Association, Pomona from 1892 - 1912; Drum Major of the band, 9th Infantry, California Militia (1887 0 1896.);  he held membership in the Masonic Fraternity, all York rite bodies and 18th degree Scottish Rite.  he was a member of the Union League Club and a Congregationalist.
Dorothy Wilson Lindquist.  April 19, 1908 to March 17, 1985.   Her obituary stated that "Dorothy guided us all through her courage, determination and her deep appreciation of love, laughter, and the everlasting joy of life.  She taught us to celebrate Christmas every day."
Carmel Ling
Dr. J. Vernon Luck Sr., ( ca 1908 - Feb 1994)  an orthopedic surgeon who was one of the first to successfully reattach a severed limb, Dr. Luck also invented several prosthetic devices, and wrote a widely used textbook on bone pathology.  On Aug. 24, 1961, he reattached the left arm of a construction worker who was severely mangled in a freeway accident. Three years later, when the worker demonstrated his recovery by lifting a cup of coffee at a news conference, Dr. Luck modestly said, "Yes, we would certainly call it a success.   In another surgical success, he did a total hip replacement on a patient who was a hemophiliac.  Dr. Luck often told interviewers that he was propelled into orthopedics by a childhood experience. When he was 4 years old his mother, Catherine, lay near death with tuberculosis compounded by an abscess just above her knee. His father found a doctor willing to amputate the leg and, with the help of two other doctors, performed the surgery on the kitchen table. Mrs. Luck recovered and lived 56 more years; she died in 1966.  James Vernon Luck was born in Hannibal, Mo.. He completed two years of medical school at the University of Missouri before transferring to St. Louis University, where he received a medical degree in 1931. He received a master's degree in orthopedic surgery from Iowa State University in 1937.  Dr. Luck is credited with inventing the Luck Bone Saw in 1941, the first motorized bone-cutting and drilling device that could be sterilized repeatedly without damaging the drive train. It was widely used in World War II.  He is also credited with the invention in 1961 of the Luck Cup, which sits in the hip socket and serves as a partial hip replacement for arthritis patients.   In World War II, while serving in the Army Medical Corps from 1942 to 1946, Dr. Luck wrote a history of orthopedic surgery during the war. The book earned him the Medal of the Legion of Merit from the United States Surgeon General in 1947.  Three years later he wrote "Bone and Joint Diseases," a 700-page textbook and reference work that was the definitive book on bone pathology for many years.  Dr. Luck was the medical director of Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles from 1965 to 1968.   Dr. Luck helped establish the first bone bank at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, where he worked on the staff from 1940 to 1955. His pathology studies contributed to the acceptance of battered child syndrome, an important step in providing legal protection to abused youths.  Dr. Luck was clinical professor emeritus of orthopedic surgery at the University of Southern California and president of the American Academy of Orthopaedics from 1961 to 1962. He was also chairman of the American Medical Association's orthopaedic section and president of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Hip Society and a member of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Fred Luenberger. 19 June 1999. Glendale, California Fred was a member of First Church for 64 years. He served in many years on the Boards and Committees of First Church and was greatly admired by all who knew him.

Marion Luenberger attended First Church from the tender age of two years old.  She joined the Church in the last class received into membership by Dr. Patton in the Ninth and Hope Street building.  Dr. Fifield married her and Fred Luenberger in Shatto Chapel in 1936.  Dr. Fifield baptized their three children, received each into membership, performed the marriage ceremonies of the two daughters and baptized their first grandchild.

Marion served for ten years as a parent leader, teacher, and supervisor in the Church School.  For six years, 1954-1960, she was a member of the staff as Director of Christian Education.  She also served as Chairman of the Commission on Education of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, and on the Committee of Congregational Emphasis and as an advisor to the Christian Education Department of the Church.  

Marion will always be fondly remembered by all who knew her.  She was a great loss to the church.