September 8, 2016

Lowell Bock and Lottie Ziprick remembered

Lottie Ziprick and Lowell Bock

Lowell Bock passed away Aug. 22 in Loma Linda at age 93. He served on the Loma Linda University Board of Trustees during the 1970s and 1980s, and served as vice chair of the board during the 1980s. Several significant issues were dealt with during his time on the board, including the decision to form Loma Linda University Medical Center as a separate corporation (1980) and the decision to separate from La Sierra University and become an academic health sciences center (1990). Elder Bock was a vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

He is survived by his wife, Merlo: his son, Allan Bock; his daughters, Colleen Laudenslager and Janel Isaeff; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. A graveside service is scheduled at Montecito Memorial Park on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at University Mobile Estates clubhouse.

Lottie Ziprick died Aug. 17 in Loma Linda at age 101. She first joined the College of Medical Evangelists (now Loma Linda University) staff in Los Angeles in 1940 as a part-time secretary. She served as secretary to three presidents of Loma Linda: Percy Magan, Walter Macpherson and George Harding, until 1953, when she accepted a position at the UCLA School of Medicine. She then served in Takoma Park, Maryland, at Columbia Union College until 1965, when she returned to Loma Linda. She worked at Loma Linda as assistant to the vice president for academic administration until her retirement in May 1983. Ziprick was responsible for doing the research and creating the first faculty handbook for Loma Linda University.

She is survived by nephews Douglas, Robert and William Ziprick and Stephen Doug Moline and nieces Nancy Hansen and Jean Guilsoy. Her memorial service will take place Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. in the Loma Linda University Church.