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Helen Clytee RATLIFF

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RATLIFF, Helen Clytee

Helen Clytee Ratliff, was born in Willkensburg, PA on August 7, 1920. In 1932, her parents set out in their Essex
automobile for California. Growing up in Pasadena, she attended both Wilson and McKinley Junior High Schools. She married her junior high school sweetheart, Buster Ratliff when she was 16 years old. Bus and Helen were married for 59 years and had two sons, Bob and Dick. Helen loved the Rose Parade and rarely missed one. Helen was a member of the Shakespeare Club and past president of the San Marino Auxiliary of Five Acres. Helen and Buster were charter members of the La Canada Country Club and Members of Annadale Golf Club.
Helen passed away on December 30, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, Bus in 1995 and her son Bob in 2008. Helen is survived by son, Dick Ratliff (Susan), daughter-in-law Barbara; grandchildren Brad Ratliff (Susie), Doug Ratliff (Nancy), Jeff and Sue Ratliff, Todd Lauder (Sara), Melissa Reisbeck (Jeff), and 14 great-grandchildren, as well as her two nieces, Helen Pontarelli (Louie) and Linda Toussaint. Family Services.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Feb. 5, 2014
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