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Natalie Lamb

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Ruth Gallivan

Born on the 1st of April 1916 in Darlington, Wisconsin, Ruth Gallivan enlisted in the Marine Corps Women Reserve in 1943.  After boot camp and a brief stint at Cherry Point, North Carolina, Ruth volunteered for duty supporting MAG 15, a transport and training unit at Naval Air Station, Miramar, CA.  There she worked with her fellow Waves to open the first women's barracks at Miramar.  After an honorable discharged from the Marines at the end of World War II, Ruth remained as a civil servant supporting the military effort in San Diego at Miramar until she transferred to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego where she retired at the age of 70.  After her military career Ruth was a pivotal force in the Women Marines Association in San Diego.  She was elected to every major and minor office.  She volunteered and served in Associated Arts and The Retired Officers Association (TROA).  During her 73 years of residence in San Diego, Ruth has resided in and improved the communities of Banker's Hill, North Park, Coronado, Chula Vista, Pacific Beach and finally settling in Mission Village.  She still helps with the community newspaper and makes special appearances at local schools on Veteran's Day.

 

Ruth participated in, the May 3, 2015 Honor Flight from San Diego, CA to Washington, D.C.

 

Ruth has served 10 years as the President of the San Diego County Chapter of the Women Marines Association in the course of its history.

Member, Served 10 years as the President of the Chapter

Randy Tidmore

 

Member, Past President

Arlon "Bucky" Edwards

 

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Barbara McCurtis

Barbara is also the chairperson for our partnership with the Wreaths Across America. The mission of Wreathes Across America to Remember - Honor - Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December at Arlington, as well as veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. Every year our goal is to sell 250 wreaths, in return we will get a small portion of the sales.  If you want to purchase a wreath, or if you just want more information to volunteer with the wreath laying please let Barbara know by email at

CA2@WomenMarines.org.

Vice President, Committee Chair- Wreaths Across America;

Angelique Murray

Angelique served in the Marine Corps from 1990 to 1993. She served with 10th Marines Communication Platoon, Headquarters Battery at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as a 2512 & 4066. She is from New Mexico, her Father was a Marine who served in Vietnam.  

Angelique heard about the Women Marines Association in 2005 in San Diego, California. She has held multiple offices in the chapter. 

Mikki Hurst

Our Secretary since 2014, Mikki has ensured our chapter membership stays well informed with the chapter happenings.  She provides the meeting minutes in a timely manner and also makes sure our membership is notified about upcoming and special events.  Mikki also makes sure that our membership roster is kept up to date. If you are interested in becoming a member of our chapter please let Mikki know by email at CA2@WomenMarines.org

Retired Chapter Secretary

The Reverend Babs M. Meairs, M.Div., M.A.

Chaplain Babs is an Episcopal Priest who has served in the San Diego Diocese as a member of the Bishop’s Advocacy Committee with a focus on outreach to local military personnel and families, the Cursillo Secretariat, and the Disciplinary Committee.  She also assists at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church and has recently been a volunteer chaplain at the Navy Consolidated Brig Miramar, a coed prison for active duty military men and women. She worked many years in healthcare chaplaincy, primarily in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and was the Director of the Chaplain Service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System when she retired in 2007.  Her career in healthcare included specializations in Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical Ethics, and End of Life and Spiritual Care.  She was trained in Critical Incident Stress Management, and was called with other chaplains to New York in September 2001 as a member of the Episcopal Church’s 100 Days Support Mission helping congregations dealing with unusual grief and stress. 

Babs has been our Chaplain in since 2014.  She has become very dear to us in the spiritual growth of our chapter. She serves us as the Sunshine committee Chairperson. If you know of a member or veteran in need of our support please let her know. Babs is also the Co-Chairperson of our Oral History Project.  We would love to get your history down for posterity. If you are interested in helping us with this project please let Babs or Maura Donnelly know. 

Chaplain, Chair Sunshine Committee

Irene Dominguez

Irene is invaluable to our chapter.  She is skilled in many facets of administrative and computer skills.  Irene was in the Marine Corps from March 2005 - March 2009. While serving her MOS was Aviation Supply. 

Maura Donnelly

Maura is the Co-Chair of our Oral History Project.  

 

Member, Co-Chair-Oral History Project

Gail Hanna

Long time member Gail has been a staunch supporter of the Veterans Hospital and one of two official Liaisons between the WMA and the VA Hospital in La Jolla, CA. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering on behalf of the WMA at the La Jolla Veterans Hopsital we would love to have you.  For more infomration on how to volunteer please speak with Gail at one of our meetings or email Gail at CA2@womenMarines.org. 

Member, WMA Veterans Administration Hospital Liaison

Terry Hayes

 

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Lois Gregory

 

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Tasi Kilo

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John Gregory

 

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Nancy Brock

 

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