Betty Alice Miller Jones, 72 of Rancho Palos Verdes passed away with loved ones by her side on Friday, July 22, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. Known as a woman of great strength and integrity, she was an inspiration to all that knew her. Betty was born on January 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, CA, to the late Carolina Miller Robertson and Edward N. Miller. As a lifelong resident of the South Bay area, she touched many lives through her passion for education, volunteerism and community service. Betty earned her B.S. in Public Administration from the University of La Verne in 1978. She served 9 years as a member of the Lawndale School Board, where she was instrumental in the formation of the Association of Low Wealth Schools. Her other activities included membership in the Lawndale Monday Eves, a junior women’s club and the Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay. Betty also was deeply involved in supporting her husband Jack in his Rotary work and served as First Lady when Jack was district Governor in 1999-2000. Betty loved to travel and experience other cultures and people. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother William A. Robertson. Survivors include husband Jack Jones, daughters Jacquelyn Jacobs and Sandra Mitchell of Florida, sister Judy Hutton and brother Jim Robertson. She was “Nana” to her grandchildren Maria Page, Matt Jacobs, Lauren, Erin and Madison Mitchell and great grand-children Aryel, Michael and Elias Page. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 1:00 PM at St. Peters By the Sea in Rancho Palos Verdes. Visit for directions.

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  1. I’m so very sorry to read of Betty’s death. I was not aware of her illness. Our long time friendship as a customer of my shop and through 40 plus years of our association in Rotary is treasured. My sincere condolunces to Jack, their Daughters & extended families. I will hopefully be able to attend her memorial on Sat.. Pat Patton & Ruth

  2. Dear Jack and Family; I am so sorry to hear that Betty has passed, I understand that she has been through a lot with her Cancer. Betty was such a lovely person, and I know that she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. My prayers are with you Jack, and your family. Angie Badalamente Borne, LHS Class of “53”

  3. I would like you to know how very sorry I am for your loss. As the days pass you’ll find comfort in the beautiful memories of all your years together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Jack, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Betty, she was such a gracious person. I know she will be greatly missed. May you draw strength in this difficult time from those who care for you and hold you close in their heart. Blessings to you and your family. Sincerely, JoAn (Mears)Forrest

  5. I am at a loss for words thinking of losing Betty and her bright smile. We have you in our prayers daily.

  6. To the Jones Family, Our Dearest Sympathy to your family. I remember Betty when she was on the Lawndale School Board at the same time as my father Louis Ramirez and our dear neighbor and family friend Diane Bollinger;I remember seeing the three of them at school functions and the Lawndale Youth Parades when I was a child attending the Lawndale schools. Our Prayers are with you, The Ramirez Family

  7. I will alwas remember Betty for her strength of character, for her devotiion to Jack and for her delightful smile. I enjoyed working withh her at the Assistance League. She truly cared for the less fortunate in the community. I feel blessed to have known her.

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