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Elizabeth (Beth) Layne


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Elizabeth (Beth) Layne Obituary
June 14, 1924 - January 16, 2017 Elizabeth (Beth) Layne was born Hilda Elizabeth Odell in Glendora, California, on Flag Day, June 14, 1924. She passed away on January 16, 2017. Beth attended Occidental College and while there she met Howard Layne. They were married on May 12, 1945. Together with their three children, they resided in San Fernando, at the home that Howard built in 1955. The family enjoyed many activities together including skiing, biking, hunting, fishing and backpacking. In fact, every summer, Howard and Beth took the family to Balboa and also had a travel trailer trip to visit national parks. Howard and Beth also enjoyed vacationing with their many dear friends and extended families as well. Those activities included pheasant hunting and salmon fishing. They also belonged to the Starlighters Dinner Dance Club. One of Beth's pleasures was sharing the fruits of her garden with others. In addition, she was an excellent bridge player and loved entertaining. Beth was a founding member of the P.E.O. chapter PO and served as chapter president on two occasions. She is survived by Howard, her loving husband of 71 years, and son Larry Layne of Marina del Rey, son Steve Layne of Kauai and Aspen, daughter Linda Layne of Cambridge, UK, grandsons Fletcher Layne Wilson of Troy, NY, and Jasper Layne Wilson of Pittsburgh, PA, and her brother Bob of Huntington Beach. A beautiful woman of great energy, fortitude and commitment, she was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2017
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