Betty Groves, 83, of Laguna Niguel, CA, died, December 8, 2013. She was born in Happy, Texas to AJ and Annie Newberry. Betty graduated from El Monte High School and received a BA in Sociology and Psychology, and an MA in Education from Whittier College. After spending almost her entire career as an elementary school teacher in the East Whittier City School District, she became a faculty member at National University, continuing her love of education for many additional years. Betty was a long time member of the Whittier chapter of the National Charity League and the
Assistance League of Laguna Beach. She loved to travel, hike in the mountains of the western United States, and spend time with her beloved friends and family. She is
survived by her son, Jim Conley; daughter, Janet Conley; and grandchildren Ryan and Megan Conley. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at South Shores Church in Dana Point. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Assistance League of Laguna Beach for their Early Intervention Program.
Published in Whittier Daily News on Dec. 29, 2013