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#342848 - 02/11/23 09:04 PM another retired artist passed away
susan in florida Online   content
YuleLoggers Vice President
Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 9257
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
So sorry to report the LaDene Votruba passed away. She started working at Hallmark in 1973.

We were so lucky to have her attend the 13th Tampa bay Flamingo fling in 2007... Many years later she attended a COOL - Collecting Ornaments online club lunch with members. It was held during a Kansas City convention.


#342851 - 02/12/23 08:26 AM Re: another retired artist passed away [Re: susan in florida]
Gwenda Offline
Elf Manager

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 966
Loc: Middle Tennessee
So sorry to hear of her passing. I have many of her ornaments but never met her as she had left Hallmark before I started collecting.

Her passing got me to thinking about all the wonderful Keepsake artists that we've lost in the last few years. The ones I can remember passing were:
2022 - Duane Unruh
2019 - Steve Goslin
2017 - Mary Hamilton
2011 - Donna Lee

Are there any others that I've forgotten?

#342853 - 02/12/23 11:21 AM Re: another retired artist passed away [Re: susan in florida]
beaglebabes Offline
YuleLoggers Club Co-coordinator
Santa's Helper

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 3148
Loc: WI
There are more Hallmark artists because years ago, their names weren't put on the boxes.

#342862 - 02/13/23 08:01 AM Re: another retired artist passed away [Re: susan in florida]
JerseyVike Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 9438
Loc: Jersey Shore
Prayers for LaDene and her family !!!


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