In Memoriam

Pat Fickling Patricia Fickling née Engebritson (May 6, 1946 – March 3, 2021) died peacefully on March 3rd after a short battle with cancer. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, friend, and supporter as well as a dedicated public servant, working as a librarian for many years.  Pat loved animals of all kinds and was always excited to share that love with her grandkids. She especially loved showing them the seals at La Jolla’s Casa Beach. If you would like to honor Pat’s memory by donating to the Seal Conservancy Patricia Fickling Memorial Fund, please click the button below. Be sure to include “In memory of Pat Fickling” in the Comment section of the donation form.

 Alan Wolff Alan Wolff, beloved husband of Roberta, passed away at the age of 77 on October 18, 2009. He and Roberta were married for over 55 years. Along with Roberta and Jane Bradford, Alan was one of the founders of the original La Jolla Friends of the Seals. He will be missed by all.
 Dawn Hilbert Dawn Hilbert succumbed to acute leukemia on February 27, 2009. Spending their winters in La Jolla to escape from the cold in their home state of Minnesota, Dawn was part of the docenting team of Dawn and Otis. Thanks to her vibrant, energetic personality she made friends easily, everywhere, and in abundance. Dawn loved the seals, and worked tirelessly on their behalf for over a decade.