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Betsy Bie Miller April 10, 1946 August 4, 2018 Elizabeth (Betsy) Louise Bie was born in Buffalo, New York on April 10th, 1946 to proud parents William (Biesir) and Blanche Bie. She was preceded in death by her parents and big brother, William (Bill) Bie. Betsy is survived by her husband of 47 years, Chuck, daughter Tory Bie Todaro (Ryan) & daughter Molly Kate Lee, (Eric), grandchildren Ella Bie and William Todaro and Charles (Charlie) Lee. Our nana will be missed so very much. Betsy attended Bowling Green State University where she met her future husband, Chuck, on a blind date. She graduated in 1968 and quickly moved to Southern California to join her brother, Bill Bie. Chuck and Betsy married in 1971 at the Neighborhood Church and had their reception at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. They became members at Palos Verdes Golf Club in 1980 where Betsy loved playing golf, most recently, "Couples Golf" and proudly served on the House Committee for many years. Betsy began her teaching career in 1968 at Dapplegray Intermediate School in Palos Verdes where she taught Special Education and Physical Education. Once the girls were born, she changed careers and became a successful Residential Real Estate agent in Palos Verdes for 15 years. Betsy then retired from real estate to spend more time with the girls. She became very involved in all their activities. Betsy welcomed their friends in our home with open arms, lots of good food, and always a smile on her face. She was a Girl Scout leader, classroom volunteer, girl's softball supporter, traveled up and down California taking Molly to countless equestrian events, even welcomed a third "daughter" Charlotta, our Swedish exchange student, to live in our home for a year. Betsy was an active member of National Charity League, serving as President, Grade Level Advisor, and especially loved "Kids on the Block" and twice traveled on the "Resolute", responsible for the girl's overnight sailing trip to Catalina. Betsy believed in giving back and was dedicated to several important causes in our community. Betsy's love and appreciation for education was very important to her. She served as Co-Chair for the very first Main Event supporting the Peninsula Education Foundation and has sponsored the Chuck Miller Grant Awards for over 20 years. She was a member of Peninsula Committee Children's Hospital since 1988 serving as President, Horse Show Chair, and Co-Chair of the Golf Tournament. Betsy served on the Little Company of Mary Foundation Board where she was Chair of Celebration, Women's Wellness, and Co-Chair of Women's and Children's Capital Campaign. She believed in their mission so deeply; to support the sick and enhance the sacredness of life and dignity. Our family would like to extend a special thank you to all the nurses and doctors at Providence Little Company of Mary and Providence St. Johns in Santa Monica for their tremendous care. Most importantly, Betsy loved her family and friends. She was an incredibly loyal friend, wife, mother and nana. Nothing brought her more joy than to spend time with the people she loved so dearly. A celebration of life will be held on August 22 at 4:30 at Catalina View Gardens (York Property), 6001 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests that donations be made to Peninsula Committee Children's Hospital or Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation; Women's and Children's Campaign. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2018
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