Connie Humberger died at her home in Glendale on May 25, 2021 at the age of 91. The only child of Spaniards Maria Rivas and Andres del Tiempo, her birth name was Concha Dolores del Tiempo. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1947, attended Los Angeles City College, and worked for Pacific Telephone in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In 1951, she married and moved to Glendale where she resided until her death.
Connie began working for the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) in the late 1960s. Fluent in Spanish, she first taught English as a Second Language at Horace Mann Elementary School, then went on to work on CETA and bilingual education programs.
Connie had a deep love for the city of Los Angeles and its built environment, especially City Hall and the downtown theatres. So, after leaving GUSD, she spent more than 20 years working for the Los Angeles Conservancy (LAC). During her tenure at LAC, she was the Volunteer Coordinator, managed the Downtown Walking Tour program, and was a founding member of the Last Remaining Seats Committee.
Connie was passionate about life and had many interests, including art, architecture, theatre, travel, cooking, and good causes. She was involved with The Glendale Historical Society’s (TGHS) efforts to preserve the Alex Theatre, volunteered as a docent for TGHS and LAC, was a founding board member of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, and served on the Board of the Alex Film Society.
Connie was warm, positive, generous, and enthusiastic, making friends wherever she went. A wonderful friend to others, Connie’s life was in turn enriched by a large circle of friends. She was predeceased by her husband William Humberger and is survived by her daughter, Andrea Humberger.
There will be no memorial event per Connie’s wishes. Memorial gifts may be made to the Los Angeles Conservancy (www.laconservancy.org/donate) or the Maria and Teresa Rivas Scholarship fund at the Glendale College Foundation (www.glendale.edu/about-gcc/foundation-community/donate-now).