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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dolores Kisting

Dolores Kisting, beloved member of Saint Mark’s, passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 2011. Due to a physical disability Dolores was uncomfortable sitting for long, so for many years she could be seen standing on the south side of the sanctuary through our worship services. Faithfully, she gave thanks to her loving Lord. She was proud to have graduated from one of our early Education For Ministry (EFM) programs and proved a source of many lively theological discussions. Dolores was active in the Women’s Book Group and a faithful member of ‘Blessed Women,” Saint Mark’s chapter of the Daughters of the King women’s service order. She loved to fish and displayed genuine disappointment when her request to join our men’s annual fishing trip was denied. She is dearly loved and remembered for her many acts of kindness in sending loving mementos and cards of encouragement.

Born Mary Dolores Kising, on Jan 25th 1930 in Rockford Il, she was the daughter of Bernard and Hilma Kisting. After graduating from Muldoon High School in 1948 she attended Mundeline College in Chicago. Dolores moved to Altadena in 1960, finding work at the Altadena Fire Department. She was a world traveler and on an exotic trip to Fege, officials, learning she worked for the fire department, commandeered her to ride on their 1920 fire engine during a parade event -- which she did with great enthusiasm and exuberant glee.

Employment at Fuller Theological Seminary followed her service at the fire department and then a long career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), from whence she retired after many years of faithful service.

Dolores is survived by her sisters Marge Hevrin, Bernadine Sisti, Dorothy (Stanley) Wentland, her brother Raymond (June) Kisting, sister-in-law Roseanne (Keith) Miller, numerous niece and nephews, friends, and her loving Saint Mark’s Family of Faith.

Though sorely missed, we rejoice with Dolores as she enters into eternal life. We will celebrate Dolores' life at a memorial service at Saint Mark's on Thursday, February 24, at 11:00 a.m.

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