Betty
Morris, Betty Lavone, a 60 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Lynwood, CA, Betty was 81 when she died. Betty's family moved to Iowa when she was very young. It was in Red Oak that Betty taught for three years in a one-room schoolhouse. After moving to California where she met and married Emanuel, and raised her children, she was active in the PTA, Girl Scouts, and was a long-time member of Del Amo Christian Church. She is survived by her son, Michael (Terri) Rosmore of Santa Monica, CA; son, Patrick (Pamela) Morris of Cypress, CA; daughter, Kathleen Morris of Torrance, CA; 2 grandchildren: Rebecca Morris of Garden Grove, CA and Brian (Kellie) Morris of Canyon Lake, CA; and great grandchild, one year old Brenden Morris; sister, Lucille Weilenman of Escondido, CA; sister, Marjorie Ojeda of Canandaigua, NY; and sister, Shirley Swaim of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Emanuel; and her parents, John and Lois Stover. The Service will be held at Pacific Crest Chapel in Redondo Beach on Tuesday August 5, 2008 at 1pm. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery. Theo Reception will be held in the Lighthouse Reception Room at Rice Mortuary in Torrance following the Graveside Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone NC 28607.

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