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 Dorothy <I>Spreckels</I> Munn

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Dorothy Spreckels Munn

  • Birth 9 Mar 1913 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
  • Death 20 Jan 2000 Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 108405366

Dorothy Spreckels Munn, the granddaughter of the San Francisco sugar baron and a longtime Pacific Heights hostess, died January 20 of congestive heart failure at her home in Palm Beach, Fla..

Mrs. Munn, 86, had lived in Florida since the mid-1980s. She was the last family member to reside at the famed Spreckels mansion on Washington Street in San Francisco's Pacific Heights.

A native of San Francisco, Mrs. Munn was the daughter of Adolph Bernard Spreckels and his flamboyant wife, Alma, and the granddaughter of sugar company founder Claus Spreckels. She was a graduate of the Hamlin School in San Francisco.

She lived for many years in Paris and was active in the restoration of Versailles and Giverny. She was also a major supporter of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor art museum and of many organizations that fought cruelty to animals.

Mrs. Munn was a champion contract bridge player and held the title of life master.

In 1985, she left the San Francisco mansion that she had lived in for 72 years and moved with her husband [?] to Palm Beach.

There will be no services.

Mrs. Munn is survived by three nephews, John Rosekrans of San Francisco, Adolph Rosekrans of the East Bay and Charles Rosekrans of Houston.

Her husband of 28 years, Charles Munn, died in 1981.

Published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, January 28, 2000


Name: Dorothy S. Munn
Last Residence: 33480 Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida
Born: 9 Mar 1913
Died: 20 Jan 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: California (1962)

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  • Created by: Martin Weybright
  • Added: 13 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 108405366
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Spreckels Munn (9 Mar 1913–20 Jan 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108405366, citing Bethesda Episcopal Church by the Sea Columbarium, Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Martin Weybright (contributor 47169053) .