Roz Wyman, beloved by many, dies at age 85

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By L. A. Times staff

Posted: 04/19/2014 07:35:06 AM PDT

Updated: 04/19/2014 01:06:00 PM PDT

Photo: L. A. County Los Angeles

Los Angeles — A beloved figure in the life of the city, a longtime resident, and beloved friend, Roz Wyman, beloved by many, died Friday afternoon at age 85, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

She had Alzheimer’s disease.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church, located at 3850 W. 14th St., with Pastor Jeff Jones and Rev. Robert D. Green officiating.

Her obituary can be read here.

Born June 30, 1925, to Ernest and Bertha Wyman in Cazenovia, N.Y., Roz and her late husband, Henry, arrived in Los Angeles at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 9, 1958.

She had been a member ever since of the United Methodist Church of Los Angeles, and held various civic positions, including serving on the city’s health board and its planning commission. She also served on the county’s planning board. She served on the Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from 1971 to 1982.

In 2000, she entered the New Hope Baptist Church.

“Her presence was always strong and meaningful. She was a woman who did not do things half-way. Her integrity was unshakable,” said the Rev. Jeffrey S. Jones, pastor of New Hope, in a statement.

“She was also an amazing woman. She gave more than she got, and her kindness was palpable.”

In addition to her parents and husband, she leaves three daughters, Susan, Janice, and Janet, and two grand

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