Obituary: Rosalind Drury Radcliff

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Rosalind “Roz” Drury Radcliff passed away on July 16 at her home on Point Dume at the age of 84. 

Rosalind “Roz” Drury Radcliff passed away on July 16 at her home on Point Dume at the age of 84. 

Radcliff was born in New York City on Feb. 14, 1929. Her family moved to Southern California when she was a child and spent many vacations traveling to various locations in the United States and British Columbia. Radcliff continued her love of traveling throughout college, taking many trips to Mammoth Lakes and having other adventures with college friends. 

Radcliff was married to Arnold Norgaard from 1949 to 1954, with whom she had two daughters, Linda and Debra. 

Radcliff married Kenneth Radcliff in 1954 and moved to Malibu, buying a piece of vacant land on Point Dume. From there the Radcliffs would reside in Japan, Washington D.C. and England. Although Linda and Deb did not join her on her journey overseas, she still maintained close relationships with them. 

The Radcliffs always dreamed about returning to their beloved property on Point Dume. Finally, in 1968, they were able to return to Malibu and build their home where they would raise their children, Robin and Marianne. 

Radcliff was active in her community. She volunteered at Point Dume elementary school, including serving as PTA president. Radcliff was very involved in the City of Malibu’s Senior Center, where she participated in many classes and enjoyed excursions to various locations. She was an avid reader who enjoyed many selections from the Malibu Public Library, sometimes reading as many as four or five books a week. 

Radcliff was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, former husband Al and her brother Alan. 

Radcliff is survived by her brother Bruce Drury (wife, Carol); four daughters Linda Dally (husband, Richard), Debra Norgaard, Robin Carpenter and Marianne Riggins (husband, Harris); six grandchildren, Laura Quecke (husband, Ray), Melisa Dally, Nathan Dally, Kelly Carpenter, Paula Carpenter and Jessica Murray; and seven great-grandchildren, along with numerous friends and extended family that will miss her greatly. 

A celebration of life will take place Aug. 11 at Radcliff’s home on Point Dume at noon. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Radcliff’s name to the City of Malibu Senior Center.