Madeline Louise Kuhn, 89, of El Centro, CA, died peacefully and asleep on September 11, 2016 at her Palm Desert home. Ms. Kuhn was born on June, 14, 1927 in Portland, Oregon, as the only child of John and Dorothy (Embury) Hall, and grew up in Seattle, Washington, before moving to the Imperial Valley. She was Valedictorian at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington. She graduated form Stanford University with a B.A. in history in 1948. She also attended three years of law school in San Diego, California, "to gain a little more knowledge" after her children finished their schooling. Ms. Kuhn worked as a high school English, history and shorthand teacher in the California School Systems for 8 years, eventually coming to the Central Union High School in 1960. She met El Centro farmer Fritz Kuhn during that time and they were married on August 28, 1961. She was a tremendous help to her husband, encouraging him to "think outside the box" as a farmer; consequently, as a team, they built one of the largest alfalfa and sudan hay operations in the Imperial County during the 1960's-1990's, Fritz Kuhn Farming. She was also a terrific mother and raised two farmer sons in the Imperial Valley, John Kuhn and James Kuhn. Madeline and Fritz Kuhn loved to travel and visited many farming regions of the world, including communist China and communist Russia in the 1970's. Madeline always loved to travel and was able to do so until she passed away. Madeline's beautiful smile spoke volumes for her personal philosophy of life, "sunny side up!" This also made her a terrific cheerleader for her friends and for her children and five grandchildren, Madeline Kuhn, Philip Kuhn, Louisa Kuhn of Charleston, South Carolina and Vienna Kuhn and Fritz Kuhn of La Jolla, CA. She is survived by her son, John Robert Kuhn of Charleston, SC and her five aforementioned grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz Kuhn and her son, James Edwin Kuhn. A memorial service will he be held in the Imperial Valley in mid-October. Donations may be sent to St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church in El Centro, or the Imperial Valley Pioneers Museum in Imperial.