May 21, 1925 ~ August 15, 2004
Dilley, Betty Jean, was a long time Manhattan Beach resident. Betty Dilley lost her valiant battle with cancer on August 15. Raised in Indiana, Betty became a Southern California devotee after being discharged from the Women's Army Corps. Betty had earned a pilots license and had a love for flying so Northrup became a natural choice as the place to spend her professional career. It was also the site where she met her husband, Eugene Dilley. Betty was an executive secretary to a Northrup official at the time of her retirement.
Betty's retirement provided her time to enjoy long walks along the strand from Redondo to Manhattan Beach. She could also be found many mornings on the golf course. Betty loved life and refused to give in to her physical problems when cancer struck four years ago. Small in size but large in heart is an apt description for this lovely lady. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Eugene, her brother, Robert Fraser and her friends. Even people who came into contact only briefly with Betty came to love her. Her wish was to be cremated and have her ashes scattered at sea and her loved ones remember that she met the challenges with a smile and good humor.
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