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Helen Elizabeth "Kit" Betts


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Helen Elizabeth "Kit" Betts Obituary
May 2, 1928 - March 31, 2016 Helen Elizabeth "Kit" Betts passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Verona Court Assisted Living in Mission Viejo, California. Kit was born in Chicago, IL on May 2, 1928, to Thomas Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Penman, and was raised in Santa Monica, CA, where she met her husband of 65 years, Harrison "Red" Betts. After graduation from UCLA the young couple started their life in Santa Monica, ultimately moving to Ladera Heights in 1960, where they lived for over 55 years. Kit was known as the penultimate hostess, opening her home to a multitude of parties and events for most of her years in Ladera Heights. Always a stickler for details, she made every effort to insure that every detail was perfect, and her guests were comfortable. Kit was predeceased by her husband, Harrison "Red" Betts. She is survived by her children, Tom Betts, Seattle, WA, Rick Betts, Malibu, CA and Jody Millbern, Coto de Caza, CA. Kit had 6 grandchildren that she adored, Doug & Heather Betts, Shane Betts and Tiffany Betts Shocklee, and Christopher and Keegan Millbern. She is also survived by her beloved great-granddaughter Fiona Betts. Her family will gather to celebrate her life in the coming weeks. Memorial donations can be made to the Los Angeles SPCA (http://spcala.com).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2016
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