Addie-Van-Winkle-150x150Addie Van Winkle – Sep. 18, 1910 – Jan. 17, 2006

Addie (Adeline) Van Winkle, the most beloved member of Assembly #112, in 1939 married Marvin Rex, who died in 1973.

She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1953, where she married Rip Van Winkle in the mid 70s, a few years after they both had become widowed.


During her career she played golf, was a winning equestrian, square dancer (square dancing was not the only dancing Addie did; she once received three or four free tap-dance lessons from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson), tournament-winning bowler, private and stunt pilot, entrepreneur, legal secretary, playwright, singer, and craft artist. And, of course, she was a wonderful magician (and, as Addie did magic shows, Rip was an able assistant, stagehand, and encourager).

Addie took magic lessons from Leo Luna and learned about Assembly #112 and joined it in 1985. Not long after joining, she became the assembly Secretary and took notes at every assembly meeting and remained Secretary for over fifteen years, until eventually she was unable to attend all the events. 

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