The Nootbaars are major supporters of USC and Pepperdine University, among other charitable endeavors with which they are generously involved.
Paul, Diane, Jennifer and Emily Morton mingled in the Newport Beach Country Club crowd sampling the Mexican food fare and chatting with guests including Pam and Carl Kubisak, Sandy and Vic Norton, Connie Unzueta, Pam Johnson, Beverly and Arlis Parkhurst, Ruthie and Leigh Collins, Martha Lea Smith, and Mary Lou and Jim Delaney, who entertained the birthday crowd with his singing talent.
Maggie’s daughters, Marilyn Wooten and Gail Finnell, joined husbands Dave Wooten and Jack Finnell in planning the upbeat affair, which was created around a cat theme representing Maggie’s love of kittens. Floral arrangements came out of cat food cans adorning tables sprinkled with faux birds and mice, adding a touch of whimsy.
Grandchildren in the crowd included Laurie Thiel, in from her home in London, with great-granddaughter Charlotte Thiel. Also sharing the wonderful occasion with their grandmother were Jill Markovsky of Costa Mesa, Annie Finnell of Newport Beach and Krista Ewart of Santa Monica. Entertainer Jim Roberts kept the party hopping as the gathering sang a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to the honored lady, wishing her many more years of health and happiness.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, in conjunction with Hoag’s 552 Club, Edwards Theaters and the Regal Entertainment Group, held another sold-out successful summer movie premiere event. This year, New Line Cinema generously provided the film “The Time Traveler’s Wife” for an exclusive pre-opening screening at the largest movie theater screen on the West Coast in Newport Beach.