1917 - 2010 -- Obituary/Glendale News Press
Iva May Carrico, a former Glendale resident, a News-Press Woman of Achievement and past president of The Cabrini Literary Guild, died on Nov. 22 in Encinitas. She was 93.
Born in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 19, 1917, Carrico and her husband, Champ Lewis, first came to California in the 1940’s and settled in Glendale with their three daughters in 1951. They were members of Glendale’s Incarnation Parish.
She was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her daughters and two grandsons. Her eldest, Judith, resides with her husband, Joseph Lomax, in Laguna Beach. Linda Carrico, her youngest, and her sons -- Joshua Belle and Adrian Belle -- all live in the Los Angeles area. Iva had been living with her middle daughter, Mara, (AKA Martha Carrico) in the San Diego area at the time of her death.
A life-long artist and poet, Iva Carrico was half Chippewa Cree. She was involved with the Kateri Circle of Los Angeles and the Tekakwitha Conference. For several years, she had been the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) chair and representative for the Ethnic Ministries/Native American community.