“The best sister and aunt ever,” Jodi Palmblade died unexpectedly November 23, 2013 after falling while preparing to attend a community volunteer event.
Jodi was born April 29, 1956 and moved to Costa Mesa in 1959. She was valedictorian of her 1974 CMHS class, and graduated from UCI with both a B.A. (1978) and M.B.A. (1979). While at UCI she joined Delta Gamma Fraternity where she served as president, and was a founding member of the Newport-South Coast alumnae group where she especially enjoyed working with the collegians at UCI.
Jodi began volunteering as a teenager, organizing “Teenagers Against Dystrophy” in support of the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, a cause close to her heart as her brother suffered from the disease. She was a 32-year member of the Junior League of Orange County and could always be counted on to take on any task and see it through to successful completion.