Dr. Rahla Hall Frohlich, a 62-year resident of La Canada-Flintridge, passed away peacefully on May 10th after a brief illness. She was 87. During that time, she and first husband, J.R. (Bob) Hall, raised four children, including Steve (Leigh) of Val Paraiso, FL; Virginia, of Lakewood, CO; Mark (Stacey), of Littleton, CO; and Katy (Rob) of Evanston, IL; There are five grandchildren and one great grandson.
After J.R.’s passing in 1998, she was married to Tom Lindsey until his passing in 2011. In 2013 she married Andrew Frohlich, who survives her. Rahla reveled being wife, mom and grandma to the three families and loved every minute of it.
Rahla was passionate about her the community, serving on multiple committees for her church, schools, and the City. She taught Urban Studies for many years at USC’s School of Policy, Planning and Development, with other career roles as U.S. VP for AFS International, executive director for the Glendale YWCA and as Administrator of Broadview in Los Angeles.
In her volunteer roles, she was a long-time board member and twice president for the Verdugo Hills Council of Scouting USA and she and husbands Tom and Drew were very active in Rotary International and she was twice elected president of the Rotary Club of Glendale. In her “spare time”, she read for the Glendale Library’s Grandparent Reading Program for more than 20 years as “Gramma Rahla” to the second graders at R.D. White Elementary School in Glendale.
Her firm, R. Hall & Associates, consulted for non-profit organizations in the fields of communications and management. She was certified to lead ethics workshops in conjunction with the Institute for Global Ethics and was also an arbitrator with the Los Angeles County and Glendale Bar Associations.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 am at the La Canada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd, La Canada. All are welcome. Please consider a donation in her name to the Verdugo Hills Council of Scouting USA or to the Rotary Foundation for Rotary International Student Peace and Conflict Resolution Scholarship Fund.