April 22, 1921 ~ June 23, 2004
Betty Baron, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home with
family and friends at her bedside.
She was born in Sicily and came to the U.S. in 1927. She first lived
in Ohio, then moved to L.A. in 1934. She was a 1944 graduate of UCLA
with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. While there she met the love of her
life, Henry Baron, and they married in 1947.
They moved to Monterey in 1948. She taught English to the
foreign-born, mostly wives of the local fishermen in the evening
division, 1948-1949, then taught English and Spanish at Monterey High
School, 1953 and 1962. She took over her husband's evening French class
at MPC from 1965-1977.
She was active in many local organizations during her life here...
Monterey Red Cross Board, Monterey County Symphony Board and Couserie
FranÃ§aise. Her love of tennis led to the management of Meadowbrook Swim
and Tennis Club from 1980 to 2001 and she was a member of their Board
of Directors until her death.
She had a great love of family, friends, music and physical fitness.
She loved helping others.
She is survived by her husband Henry Baron, daughter Lisa Baron,
son-in-law Frank Christie, and her sister Mary Prellwitz. She was
preceded in death by her grandson Dylan Reynolds and son Alan Baron.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 26, 2004 a noon at
Mission Memorial Park Chapel in Seaside. Memorial contributions may be
sent to Hospice of the Central Coast or donor's favorite charity.
Published in The Monterey Herald on June 25, 2004