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Betty Spralja


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In Loving Memory of Betty Spralja

Betty Spralja, 76, passed away on May 11, 2015. Born Ermina Biserka Mihovilovic on Vela Rava Dalmacia, Croatia, July 31, 1938 to Dany and Marija Mihovilov (Bobic), now deceased. She immigrated to the United States in April 1946 from El Shatt, Egypt as a WWII refugee from Croatia settling with her family in San Pedro, California. She became a citizen and changed her name to Betty Mihovilov. She attended San Pedro High School, graduating class of 1957. Betty was a proud member of the San Pedro community, working at a local bank, running the family owned gas station for 40 years with her husband, and an active member of the Dalmatian American Club. Family was everything to Betty as she demonstrated daily through her love and support to those who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Gojko Spralja; her sister, Senia Bozanic; sons, Eddy, Neven and Jack; daughters-in-law, Kathleen and Dana; 4 grandchildren, Dylan, Sophia, Anne Marie and Daniella. Betty is also survived by her uncle, Mladen Mihovilovic; sister-in-law, Gojmira Stipanic; her husband, Dejan and son, Sime; Sister-in-law, Olga Spralja and children, Robert and Anna; brother-in-law, George Ujkic and children, George Jr., Victor, Diana and Ivan; as well as cousins and friends from Rava, Croatia, Australia, France, Chicago, Canada, and San Pedro. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 from 4-8 pm at McNerney's Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, May 18th, 10:30am at Mary Star of the Sea Church. Entombment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Betty requested donations be made to the Dalmatian American Club Building Fund, in her name. Sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 15, 2015
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