June 26, 1931 ~ January 22, 2010
Yapelli, Betty Ann, a 45 year resident of Lawndale , passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010 in Torrance . Born in Clarkson , Nebraska , Betty was 78 when she died. Betty was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church of Torrance, CA.
Betty is survived by her son, Peter (Lisa) Yapelli of Lawndale, CA; son, Phil (Michelle) Yapelli of Torrance, CA; son, Mark Yapelli of Torrance, CA; daughter, Anne Yapelli of Lawndale, CA; sister, Marie Brazda of Skyler, NE; brother, Joe (Slava) Kalisek of Twin Falls, ID; sister, Magdeline Vose of La Crescenta, CA; and 3 grandchildren: Megan, Justin, and Logan Yapelli. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Matilda Kalisek; and her husband of 43 years, Peter, who passed away in August, 2009. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Thursday January 28, 2010 from 6 to 10pm with a Vigil beginning at 7:15pm. Mass will be held Friday January 29th at 10a.m. at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Torrance at 10am. A reception will be held in the church annex immediately following the service for family & friends. Interment will be private at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Torrance Memorial Healthcare Foundation, 3330 Lomita Blvd Torrance CA 90505, in memory of Betty Yapelli.
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