April 24, 1926 ~ July 3, 2010
Sawyer, Betty Lou
Betty Sawyer, a 74 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on July 3, 2010 in a local hospital with her husband at her side. After a lengthy series of health problems, the Lord took her to His House where she will no longer suffer. Betty was born in Douglas, Wyoming and was 84 years old when she died. Betty was a gradute of Gardena High School and Woodbury Business College. After college she worked several years for the city of Gardena in the City Clerks office. After leaving that position she went into the real estate business and became a broker and still has an active license.She was also very involved in the creation and success of her husbands business in the printing industry. For many years her and her husband enjoyed sailing on their boat and spent many good times with their sailing friends over the years. Betty was always one to worry about family and friends and was always there to help when needed. Her beautiful smile will be dearly missed by all that knew her. Betty is survived by her husband, Thomas Sawyer of Torrance, brother Jim Rickabaugh (Betty) and Bob Rickabaugh, sister-in-law Judy Rickabaugh along with numerous nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Donna and Teri, her parents, Charles and Hazel Rickabaugh, sister Mary Rickabaugh Esplin and brothers Charles Jr. and Donald. Visitation will be held at McMillan- McCormick Mortuary in Gardena on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Roosevelt Memorial Park following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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