A lovely white bench now graces the front of the kindergarten yard at Paradise Canyon Elementary School in memory of the late Vivian Stevens, a longtime La Canada Flintridge resident and active community member for decades before her death last year. Vivian served on the Board of La Canada Valley Beautiful and was also PTA president at Paradise Canyon where her three daughters attended school. She was president of the LCF chamber of Commerce and was a local realtor.

La Canada Valley Beautiful and Vivian’s real estate partner Jo Loomis raised donations from realtors which made it possible to arrange for the bench. Paradise Canyon Principal, Debra Cradduck was also instrumental in this project. We are grateful for the donations that made this memorial possible and hope children and parents will enjoy sitting under the huge oak tree. As our past president Linda Fults said, “It is a fitting memorial to a special lady.”

From the left, Barbie Eland, LCVB VP of Projects, Debra Cradduck, principal of PCY and Jo Loomis, Vivian Stevens’ friend and business partner