Memorial honors life of Alice Chandler, OC’s first female deputy


Anyone listening to Alice Chandler talk about her life would probably think she tends to exaggerate. After all, how many Southern California women spent their youth hunting rattlesnakes and bobcats and riding horses? How many go on to become cowgirls, riding instructors, dog breeders, airplane pilots, and horse trainers? And how many can boast about being the first female deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department? All that can’t be true. But it’s all true, every bit of it, and there are documents and photographs to prove it. Many of those items were beautifully displayed in a celebration of Chandler’s…

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