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Yvonne Spalding Banta

Yvonne Spalding Banta passed away 11/8/14. She was a longtime resident of Rancho Palos Verdes since 1968. She was born 11/19/27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to John and Juliette Spalding. She moved to Los Angeles at age 1. She attended St. Mary's Academy Girls School from kindergarten through high school. She then went to USC, her first coed school, where the little girl from St. Mary's met her husband, Mike Banta, a dashing army pilot in freshman English. They graduated in 49' and after dating for four years, married on 10/14/50. Refusing the luxuries of a second income, she devoted her life full time to her family and home resulting in her daughter, the medical doctor, and her son, the teacher. She remained loyal to her green tie St. Mary's class of 1945 and also, the USC Trojans and was an avid golfer and played with her husband and the Harbor Ladies club. Her last lucid day was her 64th wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband, Mike Banta; her children, Ted Banta and Michelle Banta, MD; her granddaughter, Sara Phillips; her brother, John Spalding, MD; and her sister, Mary Lou Cashin; as well as many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church followed by entombment at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com/obits.


Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 11, 2014
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