Ojai Loses Key, Ardent Benefactor

By Bret Bradigan
Ojai lost one of its beloved characters and philanthropists with the passing of Chilant Sprague Thursday morning.
Sprague, 94, died quietly at home, in the arms of her niece, Marlene Young.
Known for her kindness and fiery wit, Sprague was also a patron of all things Ojai,

generating money and attention, especially the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation. She was an Ojai Living Treasure and an

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