Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ojai Loses Key, Ardent Benefactor

Chilant Sprague, friend and philanthropist, dies after long, full life

By Bret Bradigan
Ojai lost one of its beloved characters and philanthropists with the passing of Chilant Sprague Thursday morning.
Sprague, 94, died quietly at home, in the arms of her niece, Marlene Young.
Known for her kindness and fiery wit, Sprague was also a patron of all things Ojai, generating money and attention, especially the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation. She was an Ojai Living Treasure and an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Ojai.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Manny, in March of 2006.
No memorial services have been set. Her stepson, Dan Sprague, said an announcement will be made later, “She just adored Ojai ... There will be some kind of event where people can get together and share their memories and have a party.”

Click HERE to read about Sprague's 2006 hospital contribution.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God bless her and may the wings of angels gently speed her way to Manny, her husband, another treasure, now gone.
-A fellow rotarian