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Elizabeth Dorrance May 14, 1919 - June 1, 2012 Former Resident of Alameda Betty Dorrance passed away peacefully on June 1, 2012 at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sumter Earle Dorrance and daughter, Barbara Earle Dorrance. She is survived by her brother, Charles W. Clifford Jr, her daughter Elizabeth (Beth) Christian, grandchildren Kenneth Earle Christian, Clifford Humphrey Christian and Jessica Earle Copeland. Betty was born on May 14, 1919 in Washington, D.C. to parents, Charles and Lucile Clifford. She attended UCLA, joined Alpha Phi sorority and graduated in 1942 with a major in history. She married the love of her life, Earle Dorrance in January 1942, just before he went overseas with the Navy. As a Navy wife, she spent 20 years moving every two years and spent 2 years living in Sasebo Japan. In 1958, she settled in Alameda, CA, where she lived until 2002. She worked at the JC Penney store in the credit department in Alameda. She was also a volunteer grey lady in the emergency room of the Alameda Hospital. Her world revolved around her family and especially her husband Earle.
Published in Inside Bay Area from June 28 to June 30, 2012
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