Longtime Westchester resident June Lorraine Ruppert, an active member of the Westchester Woman’s Club and the Westchester United Methodist Church, died Tuesday, July 10th. She was 86.

A memorial service for Ruppert was held July 15th at the Westchester United Methodist Church.

Ruppert was born November 14th, 1920 in Chicago. After her parents divorced, she went to live with an aunt and her grandparents and came to California with them while she was still in high school.

Ruppert, who never married, attended and graduated from junior college in Los Angeles.

She lived with her father for a short time in Washington, D.C. and then returned to California.

For most of her working life, Ruppert was an executive secretary, primarily with the Craig Corporation in Century City.

She also worked for a law firm before her retirement 20 years ago.

In retirement, Ruppert took part in activities with the Westchester Woman’s Club, Executive Women International and the Westchester United Methodist Church, particularly with the church choir.

Ruppert greatly enjoyed the various trips she was able to take with the Traveleers, friends said.

She was also a big sports fan and enjoyed playing golf.

Her sense of humor was her “trademark,” friends said.

Ruppert is survived by her half-sister, two nieces, two nephews and ten grand-nieces and grand-nephews.