Brier, who was 98, died of pneumonia, according to officials at Montecito Memorial Park, which is handling her funeral.
PHOTO: Evelyn 'Pinky' Brier gets kissed by the mayor in 1938. Pinky flew the first air mail letter from Redlands. (A.K. Smiley Public Library)
Brier was the first American woman licensed as a flight and aerobatics instructor and was invited to join the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) during World War II. She holds the record for the most take-offs and landings at Los Angeles International Airport.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Valley View Chapel, Montecito Memorial Park, 3520 E. Washington St., Colton. Interment will follow in the park.(PLEASE CLICK FOR MORE COMPLETE STORY OF PINKY AND HER FLYING CAREER) additional link to PINKY BRIER--OBITUARY ONLINE --San Bernadino Sun additional link to PINKY BRIER--OBITUARY--SAN BERNADINO Press Enterprise