Armande  Molle
Armande Molle

July 11, 1904 - October 7, 2013
Resided in Torrance, CA
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Huntington Retirement Home
20920 Earl Street
Torrance, CA US
Friday, October 11, 2013
10:00 AM


Armande Bronner Mollé went home to be with the Lord on October 7th surrounded by family and close friends. She was 109 years old (or young, as most people who knew her would attest). Born on July 11, 1904 in Champlain, NY, the 7th of 8 child of parents who had emigrated from France. She also lived in MA, NY, and NJ before moving to California in the 1940's. She lived for many years in San Bernardino with her husband, Albert Mollé, who pre-deceased her. A nephew, the late Edmond Bronner of Rancho Palos Verde, was her major family emotional support in her later years and encouraged her move to Torrance. After his passing Dan, Irene and Evan Bronner were blessed to have the opportunity to have her in their care and considered it a privilege to take on this role.

A hairdresser during her life in NYC, and a library assistant at Norton AFB in California.
Education was very important to her and she had a lifelong love of words. Her all-time favorite book was the dictionary and she loved to read. Although shespoke English for the better part of her life, she was raised speaking French and enjoyed that language too. She believed that one should never stop learning and she made that her life long goal. She continued to read up until the last few days of her life.
She had many friends in San Bernardino, one being an artist who introduced her to painting, both oil and watercolor.
She enjoyed this immensely and developed a talent for it and began painting in her late 80's.
Her greatest joy was making people laugh! Truly, this extraordinary woman was an inspiration to everyone she met.

She divulged her secret to long life in one recent interview…. " It's all about "Attitude", it's the one thing in life we have control over… "we can choose to make every situation a good one…or not" Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. We are in charge of our attitudes. (A motto she lived by after hearing this from Pastor Charles Swindoll)

A love of travel took her to many mainland US destinations, interspersed with trips to Europe, Australia, Hawaii, and her ultimate venture, at age 97, to the Panama Canal.
She also loved children, good meals, good conversation and chocolate.
She was survived by immediate family, Dan, Irene, and Evan Bronner of Manhattan Beach, and several nieces on both East and West Coasts.

A Celebration of Armande Bronner Molle's life will be held at
The Huntington Retirement Hotel
20920 Earl St.
Torrance, CA
Oct 24th at 1:00pm
Music by Dayton and Patty Borders
All are welcome!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to:

Regal In-Home Care Services, Inc.
P.O.Box 3786
Torrance, CA 90510

Providence Trinity Care Hospice
2601 Airport Dr.
Torrance, Ca. 90505

The Huntington Retirement Hotel
20920 Earl Street
Torrance, CA 90503

Armande started a Scholarship Program at San Bernardino Valley College some years ago
Donations are welcome
Note: Bronner-Molle Scholarship Fund
or contact directly:
Laura Gowen, M.A.
SBVC Foundation Office
San Bernardino Valley College
701 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, Ca. 92410




Bronner-Molle Scholarship Fund-Attn: Laura Gowen M.A.SBVC Foundation Office
701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave.
San Bernardino, CA US 92410