Laura M. Pfeiffer

Laura M. Pfeiffer

August 13, 1924 - April 08, 2013

Laura M. Pfeiffer

August 13, 1924 - April 08, 2013


Laura Margaret (Midge) Pfeiffer, age 88, passed away peacefully Monday, April 8, 2013 in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Midge, as she was affectionately known, was born August 13, 1924 in Inglewood, CA. The daughter of Clarence and Sadie Barnard, she was a 1941 graduate of Inglewood High School, Inglewood and Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles.

Midge married the love of her life, Richard “Dick” Pfeiffer, on February 21, 1943 at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Pfeiffer; her parents, Clarence and Sadie Barnard; and her sister, Betsy Haneline.

In addition to being a devoted mother of five children and a skilled homemaker, she also helped her father as caregiver for her mother until her death. Midge had many talents, playing the piano from the age of four, and as a seamstress and a talented artist, painting in all mediums. She always kept up with the latest in fashion and decorating. She and Dick enjoyed many wonderful vacations to the Caribbean, Hawaii and the eastern seaboard. After his death Midge continued to travel with her girlfriends, cruising through the Panama Canal, taking a Tauck fall leaf tour from Boston to Quebec and a two-week trip through Europe. Midge loved entertaining family and friends. Many of these last few years she co-hosted a Christmas Cocktail party with all her pals from Inglewood.

As a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be remembered as a loving, giving person with a wonderful sense of humor and wit. She always put her family first. Our mother leaves us with memories of a lifetime filled with fun.

Midge is survived by her sons Rick Pfeiffer (Teri) and Charley Pfeiffer (Donna); daughters Betsy Falzone (Gary), Melinda Wheeler (Mark) and Carolyse Acedo (Ray); fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2013, O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA.

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4 responses to Laura M. Pfeiffer

  1. Dearest Betsy, Rick, Melinda, Carolyse and Charley, you are in my heart and prayers during this time. Please accept my sincere condolences – Midge was such a blessing and wonderful mother. Every moment is precious, celebrate life with your loved ones! Loving you, Herb and Linda Fauland

  2. Dave Herbert says:

    Our condolences to Rick and the entire Pfeiffer family. Midge was a member of the Inglewood Fire Department family twice over. Husband Dick retired after a 27 year career, and son Rick had a 29 year stint before moving over to LA Co Fire in 2000. Midge will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
    Our best to all the Pfeiffer family.
    Dave & Geri Herbert

  3. Nancy Erwin says:

    Dear Melinda, Betsy, Rick, Carolyse and Charley, Love is all so wonderful, you have been blessed with wonderful parents. I have met them through you. You have been loved and cherished. Our thoughts are with you. Love Randy and Nancy Erwin

  4. Dear Rick,
    My condolences to you and your family. My families thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours.
    David, Kris & Kelly Sandoval
    Santa Fe, New Mexico

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