Betty Jane Portillo passed away at the age of 75 in Torrance on August 27, 2007. She was a long time resident of South Bay. She was the beloved mother of Susan, Manuel, Steven, Paul and Teresa. She has 7 step-children, 28 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Portillo. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday September 5, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Betty's name to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Rest in Peace ~ Live in Glory

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  1. Mom, I will miss you. Thanks for being the mother -in- law you were to me.I am glad that there is no more pain and suffering. Love you!!!!

  2. Grandma, I love you and will miss you every day until I see you again. I am so sad to know you are gone but relieved for you that you are no longer in pain and you are free. Loving you always and forever and missing you as in peace.

  3. Dear Betty, I have such fond memories of our times together which I will always treasure. I love you and feel comforted that you are now in peace up in the heavens smiling down on us all. I will love and miss you forever…Marilyn

  4. Mom, Thanks for all you did for me during your time on this earth, You will be missed each and every day that I’m on this earth. You are loved, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry your time was so short here, but you are in a better place. Rest in Peace. Tell Ray Hi for me. Your Son Manny

  5. Dear Betty, On a recent visit to California, the Brincat clan was sitting around at Paul’s house. Out of nowhere Olivia asked me “grandpa why did you and grandma divorce?”. In trying to give her a thoughtful answer, I guess I started to blush, Olivia immediately stated , “Grandpa, you still love her don’t you?. And I said yes I really do and always will.We had many wonderful years together and four great children together, which I am so proud of, plus your Teresa who I treat as another grand daughter.God Love You, Rest in Peace.

  6. Heres to you Grandma Betty, One more cup of coffee. Thank YOU Always in my heart, Not far from thought. Till we met again, Love you!! Sheila

  7. How sad that we all have to go , but even worse that great people like you leave . I love you grandma Betty and I know I will see you again . Love Always Naomi

  8. I miss you Betty , but I know your at rest no longer suffering ,youe with my dad . Great coffee partner and excellent talker . One of a kind . Ill see you later . Love your son David

  9. I miss you Betty , but I know your at rest no longer suffering ,you’re with my dad . Great coffee partner and excellent talker . One of a kind . Ill see you later . Love your son David

  10. Betty , you are truly missed . Your were the best mother-in-law I could ask for ! See you soon . Love Connie

  11. Betty was a great grandmother to me. She was allways happy to see me. Even though I did get to see here all that much. She cared and always was there for anyone who wanted to talk.

  12. Grandma Betty, I never called you mom always Grandma Betty. When we were young so many of our friends kids called you grandma & truly thought of you as their grandma & that was my name for you Grandma Betty! You were the most wonderful mother in law I could of ever asked for & will always keep our relationship in mind when it is my time to be a mother in law. We let you go & know you are resting & happy with Ray. We miss you so much! Love Penny & Paul

  13. Going way back to the 70″s. Classics just like Betty. Lots of History, memories left with all who remain. we will reflect back with love & laughter. See U Wanda

  14. Grandma Betty, Ill miss you dearly, Thank You for loving our family And my father. So glad your together again. The special memories Ill hold close to my heart. Till we met again Love Larry

  15. Brincat & Portillo families, My heart goes out to you during this time of sorrow, know that I am here for you whenever you need a friend. Here are some words which helped me through my sorrow also at the loss of my mother. May it help you too. If you have ever gone to the airport to drop off friends or relatives, there is only so far you can accompany them before security ask you for a boarding pass. And ONLY those with a boarding pass can actually go beyond that final checkpoint and board the aircraft. While the rest of the family just waves goodbye and goes back to their homes knowing that they will see each other in the future. Such is the case with your beloved Mother…..she has a boarding pass to the Lord and all we can do is accompany her on Wed 9/5/07 and wave , offering blessings and reassuring ourselves that we will see her again soon in heaven just as soon as we get our boarding passes also. May God bless her and keep her till we see her again in a hundred little whiles. Your mom touched many of us in many different ways, she will always be in our hearts. Love,

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