Gorringe Barbara Lee Preston Gorringe of Sunset celebrated her 80th birthday on Sept. 7. Her family honored her at a dinner at Rickenbacker's Steak House.
The second of three children, she was born on Sept. 7, 1933, in Culver City, Calif., to George Elmer Preston and Lela Rogers Preston. She graduated from Covina High School in 1951 and attended Brigham Young University, where she met Richard Hal Gorringe of Oakley, Idaho.
They were married on Sept. 16, 1952, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints St. George Temple. He died on Sept. 12, 1990.
Their children and spouses are Jean Gorringe, Joan and Carl Bullen, James and Susan Gorringe, Janet and Milo Meyerhoffer, Julie and Mel King, Jeff Gorringe, and Joyce and Daren Bateman.
She says her greatest joy is spending time with family, which includes 29 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.