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Betty J. Barris

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Betty J. Barris Obituary
August 29, 1924 - June 7, 2017 Betty Jeanne Barris (Holland), a third generation Southern Californian, passed away in Santa Clarita, CA at the age of 92. The 2nd of three children of Cecil and Roberta Holland, she grew up in Beverly Hills, graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1942. She loved the beach, especially Malibu, and was an early car enthusiast as a teenager. Betty served in Navy WAVES during WWII. Later she worked many years in the Culver City Unified School District. Betty was an intrepid traveler. From exploring the terraced city of Machu Picchu to experiencing magnificent cascades at Iguazu Falls, the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, or interacting with elephants in Thailand, she loved a good adventure. She is survived by her daughters Patty (Steve) Conwell, Kelley (Jim) Roberts, Kathy Barris, son Mike (Debra) Barris, brother Richard (Arlene) Holland and sister-in-law Nancy Holland as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her brother Bob and sons Steve and Danny preceded her in death. A private family memorial service was held on Wednesday July 5th. To honor her memory, donations can be made to www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 9, 2017
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