February 10, 1934 ~ May 7, 2008
Anzack, Betty Rae, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 in Torrance, CA. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Betty was 74 years old and a 50-year resident of Torrance.
Betty was a woman of many passions and loved having fun. She loved going to the horse track, betting on the ponies with her friends, and she could shoot a mean game of 8-ball. Betty was an avid Steven King reader and loved her movies. She had a wicked sense of humor and loved a good laugh. Betty loved to cook and passed on many of her famous recipes; one of which was her "World Famous" Potato Salad. Betty's greatest passion was her family and friends.
She is survived by long time companion, David Gehringer, Daughter, Dawn (Doug) Anzack Ayers of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Denise (Richard) Wood of San Marcos, CA, Daughter, Debbie Anzack of Roseville, CA, Son, Joseph (DeeDee) Anzack Sr. of Torrance, CA, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Betty is preceded in death by husband Joseph Anzack, Jr., daughter Daphne Jo Anzack and grandson Cpl. Joseph John Anzack, Jr. She will be missed by all who loved her.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, May 15, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The funeral service will also be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in Betty's name to either the Cpl. Joseph Anzack, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o South High School, 4801 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA 90505 (payable to South High) or anysoldier.com, P.O. Box 29, Hoagland, IN 46745.
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