Betty Jean McConnel
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Betty Jean McConnel, 84, of Long Beach, passed away on June 9, 2013, in Long Beach, California. Betty was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Harry A. Saltsman and Mabel M. Saltsman on December 2, 1929. She went to high school at Phoenix Union High School and graduated in 1947 and went on to graduate from Gregg Business College. She went to work as an executive secretary for the Valley National Bank for 12 years before moving to Long Beach where she obtained her real estate broker's license. She and her husband Bill owned and managed numerous rental properties. She was involved in the sorority ESA (Epsilon Sigma Alpha,) Eastern Star, Long Beach Yacht Club and the Navy Yacht Club Long Beach. She enjoyed RV'ing, sailing and international travel. In 1998 Betty was named Outstanding Woman of the Year by the California State Council of the ESA. Betty is preceded in death by her husband Bill McConnel, father Harry A. Saltsman and mother Mabel M. Saltsman. Betty is survived by her Brother George (Joyce) Saltsman of Sun City, Arizona, her stepsons Tom (Diana) McConnel of Palo Cedro, California, Jeff McConnel of Waikaloa, Hawaii, and Jon (Julie) McConnel of Ojai, California. There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 30. Call: 530/949-5014 for additional information. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The McConnel Family Scholarship, ESA Foundation, PO Box 270517, Fort Collins, CO 80527 or to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 270517, Fort Collins, CO 80527. Condolences may be left in Betty's online guestbook
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on June 23, 2013