Malca (Mom, Gaga) Lebell

She loved life, lived it fully, and was blessed with much joy. She loved deeply if not wisely. She was a principled, caring, courageous woman who was devoted to her family and friends. Her children and grandchildren were her crown jewels. Her pride in the fine, involved human beings they had become was profound. She was deeply concerned about social, political and ecological issues. She tried to make this a better world. Professionally, she worked with under-served members of the community and enabled many people to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. She practiced what she preached: indulging her intense curiosity of other cultures and antiquities by visiting all the continents and over 120 countries. She enjoyed sharing this wanderlust by taking her children and grandchildren on global adventure trips with her. She had a terrific sense of humor and positive attitude. She was not a Pollyanna, but when dealing with disappointments and adversities, she strove to make the best of the situation. She was an avid reader, an enthusiastic athlete (hiking, skiing, swimming, snorkeling), music, theatre and art lover, and faithful Lakers & Dodgers fan. She enjoyed beautiful sunrises & sunsets, rainbows and laughter. She touched many lives with her generosity of spirit and will be deeply missed by those who loved her and who now wish her a fond “bon voyage” on her ultimate journey.


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