Betty Forsyth passed away Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the age of 92 years. Betty was born to parents George and Lucy Stevens on August 24, 1913 in Waterloo, Iowa. She and her family moved to Los Angeles where she married David Forsyth in 1935. Together, they moved to Manhattan Beach in 1941 where they lived happily for 65 years. Betty and David had two sons, David Jr. and Norman. Betty was a long time member of the California Historical Society. She was an avid researcher and historian of California history. Betty served as curator of the Centinella Adobe for many years and assisted the Machado family in compiling a genealogy that stretches from the original land grant days to the present. She attended American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Norman and her beloved husband of 65 years, David Forsyth Sr. She is survived by her son David Jr. and his wife Flo Ann; grand children Michelle Christensen (Tim), Michael Forsyth (Heidi) and Kristy Forsyth; great grandchildren Lauren, Andrew and Megan Christensen and great grandchildren by marriage, Andrea, Mathew and Ryan Nunez; great great grandson Mathew Petersen.

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  1. Grandma, I just want to say that I love you. And I wanted to leave this small verse of a song. When Peace Like a river attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll Whatever my lot, thou has taught me to say even so, it is well with my soul. And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll; The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, Even so, it is well with my soul.

  2. I’m so sorry for your family. It was my pleasure to meet her last Fall. You have my deepest sympathy. Charlie

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