Betty Jo Helton

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February 28, 1924 - March 18, 2014

Betty Jo Helton was born and raised in Lincoln, Illinois. She and her daughter, Karen moved to California in the early 1950's. She met Norman Patt where she worked at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft. They married and had three children.

Betty is survived by her three younger sisters, Lea McEntire, Mary Reynolds and Judy Kidd; her children, Karen Adams, Norma Rossell, Vicki Beitdashtoo
and John Van Patt; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She passed away of congestive heart failure in Reseda where she lived for 60 years. Her family gives a special thanks to her long time friend and housemate, Florence Thomas. Betty loved her friends and family dearly.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Apr. 3, 2014