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Elisabeth Arvan McCusker. Courtesy photo
Elisabeth Arvan McCusker. Courtesy photo

Harriet Elisabeth Arvan McCusker died peacefully in her sleep November 12th at her home of 49 years in Capistrano Beach.

Harriet was born in Minneapolis, Minn., where she taught herself to ice skate, and after graduation at age 17, joined an ice skating review, where she met her husband, Knearl. They soon joined the Ice Follies and married in 1943. Family and friends will remember her as a person of “service to others.”

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Knearl McCusker, beloved daughter, Suzanne McCusker-Brunet, and sister, Eleanor Heim.

Beloved mother of Michael McCusker, (Diana), Janine McCusker, Marianne McCusker-Stellar, Dianne McCusker-Leauber, and Donn McCusker, (Summer Lixia).

Loving grandmother to Amy Rabine, (Jeremy), Sterling Breckenridge, (Tiffany), Diana Weeks (Christopher), Scott Brunet, Richard Brewer, Tiffany Phipps, Brian Brunet, (Leah), Paloma Moen, Matthew Moen, Chanel Moen, Kelly Brunet and Ella McCusker.

Cherished great-grandmother to Jaxon Breckenridge, Madeline Breckenridge, Christian Phipps, Isabella Phipps, and Emma Rabine.

She is survived by her brother, Pastor William Arvan, (Patricia) and many nieces and nephews.

A private family burial will be held Friday, November 22. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, November 23 at Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Avenue, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624.

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