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VOLUME 12 NO. 07 
VOLUME 12 NO. 07 

At the Feb. 13 City Council meeting, Sierra Madre Community Foundation presented a check to CommunityEmergency Response Team to help outfit a communications vehicle. Pictured (L to R) CERT President DennisBurton, Dr. Allison Evans, Jeff Barron and Sue Spears and CERT’s VP of Operations Robert Gjerde. 

Bud; her four children, Cameron (Melinda) Switzer,
Debra (Duane) Spoelstra, Kevin (Robin) Switzer,
and Lisa Switzer; nine grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren; a sister, Val Jean Bellwood; and manynieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in deathby her parents; her brothers, Darold and Francis; hersisters, Dorothy, Hazel, and Marion; and a dear grandsonTruman Switzer. 

Viewing will be on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM at Douglass & Zook, 600 E. FoothillBlvd. Monrovia, CA. A Memorial service will be 
held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at theSierra Madre Congregational Church, 170 West SierraMadre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA, with Rev. Richard 
Anderson officiating. Interment will be Saturday,
March 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM, at Live Oak Memorial 
Park, 200 E. Duarte Rd. Monrovia, CA. 

Memorial donations may be made to Sierra MadreCongregational Church or Pasadena Christian School. 


Sierra Madre PD’s Cookies With A Cop program visited The Gooden School this week. These 
amazing students toured our patrol vehicles, played basketball, had questions for our officers 
and enjoyed the cookies. Thank you to Mr. Carl Parke and his staff for their hospitality. 



Donna Mae Switzer, age 88, passed away at her homein Sierra Madre on Saturday, February 3, 2018. She was 
born in Hawarden, Iowa on August 28, 1929 to Ralphand Lottie (Brenner) Kurvink, and was the youngest of7 children. Her mother died when Donna was 12 yearsold, leaving her father and sisters to care for her. In 1942, 
Donna moved to Los Angeles along with her father andsister Marion, and in 1946 she moved to Sierra Madre to 
live with her oldest sister and brother in law. 

On July 15, 1950 Donna Mae married Glidden Charles“Bud” Switzer. 

On their honeymoon, Bud was called into activeduty. Donna Mae served our country as a soldier’s 
wife. In addition to caring for their four children,
Donna worked at Pasadena Christian School in 
various roles from copy clerk to playground monitor,
and also worked at Maranatha High School in theoffice for a short time. She had a love for music that 
began at an early age. She started playing the drumswhen she was 9, and also went on to play the violin.
Donna immensely enjoyed singing in the churchchoir, and she had an amazing ability to whistle. Her 
melodies would often echo throughout the walls oftheir home, one of the family’s fondest memories.
Other interests included camping as well as familyactivities and gatherings. The family enjoyed manycamping trips around the country, visiting many of thenational parks, museums and monuments. She was amom that rarely missed one of her children’s school,
sport, musical or church events, and after raising herchildren, Donna kept a busy schedule traveling nearand far to participate in those same events for all of herbeloved grandchildren. 
In spite of her own difficulties and physical challenges,
Donna Mae was always very kind and gracious to thepeople around her. She had an inner spirit that shonethrough brightly. Her warm smile, as well as her constantwords of encouragement and prayers, will be so greatlymissed. 

Donna Mae is survived by her husband of 67 years, 

Thanks in part to a grant from the Sierra MadreCommunity Foundation, the city’s CommunityEmergency Response Team will outfit its newlypurchased communications vehicle. The van, 
originally a KABC news vehicle, and more recentlya communications center for amateur rocket 
launches, will become part of Sierra Madre’scomprehensive communications network whichwill allow for video, radio, and Internet access 
through a “mesh network” following a major 
disaster. Other partners include the Sierra MadreEmergency Communications Team. The broad-
based system will connect Sierra Madre to a 
network from Santa Barbara to San Diego. 

The Sierra Madre Community Foundation 
also recently awarded grants to two annual citytraditions: the Huck Finn Fishing Derby and CampOut and the Mt. Wilson Trail Race’s Kids Fun Run. 

“We are so excited to support the efforts ofthese local organizations,” said Michelle Keith,
SMCF Chair. “Through the generous gifts fromSierra Madre residents, local businesses and 
other caring individuals, combined with the localoversight from our board, SMCF continues tobe committed to ensuring Sierra Madre remainsa unique community and valued neighborhood.
These grants are great examples of Invest Local-
Support Local.” 

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