J.C. Haefner, DVM, February 4, 1942 to August 11, 2009 passed away after an extended illness. She is survived by her two sons, Steven and James, and six grandchildren. J.C. was born to Dick and Clara Hill in Detroit MI. She graduated from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1965. J.C. and her husband William opened a successful veterinarian practice in Pontiac Michigan. In 1981, she moved to Fountain Valley, CA and ultimately began her own practice. J.C. was an exceptionally generous person. She donated both time and money to numerous charitable organizations including the San Diego Zoological Society and Michigan State University. She was an active board member of the MSU Alumni Club of Orange County. Above all, J.C. was deeply loved by her family, friends, and her ‘kitties.’ She will be sorely missed by all of those that she touched.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 17th at O’Connor Mortuary Laguna Hills Chapel in Laguna Hills, CA. A short viewing will begin promptly at 12:00 noon followed by a formal memorial service at 1:00 pm. A graveside service at El Toro Memorial Park will take place shortly after 2:00 pm. Jim and Autumn Haefner will be hosting a reception to celebrate her life at their home in Aliso Viejo immediately following the graveside service that is estimated to begin at 3:30 pm.
12 Noon – Viewing – O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills
1:00 p.m. – Memorial Service – O’Connor Mortuary Laguna Hills
2:00 p.m. – Graveside Service – El Toro Memorial Park
3:30 p.m. – Reception – James & Autumn Haefner, 47 Coastal Oak, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to San Diego Zoological Society at 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA 92101.