Elizabeth ''Betty''
Elizabeth A. ''Betty'' Lynch passed away at her home in Santa Ana on Saturday September 18, 2004. Betty Gilmore was born in Los Angeles and attended St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood. She grew up riding her beloved ''Red Cars'' of the Pacific Electric Railway, on which her father Dan worked. She married David Joseph Lynch, a Navy pilot, in 1946 at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. As the Lynch Clan grew in size (7 children) they lived in Compton, Los Angeles, Gardena and Rancho Palos Verdes. Betty moved to Santa Ana in 1987. She is preceded in death by her husband Dave (1973) and her angel of a daughter Janey(1967). She is survived by son Dan and daughter-in-law Rebecca, son David and daughter-in-law Charlotte, daughter Kathleen Harris and son-in-law Gerry, daughter Patricia and son-in-law Jerry, son Dennis and daughter-in-law Libby, and son Kevin. The grandchildren are Ryan and Chris Lynch, Phil (wife Anita) and Jane Lynch; Candace Thompson (husband Scott); Tim Harris (wife Megan) and Pat Harris; and Sean Garzas. The great grandchildren include Abigail, Brady, Madeleine, Annika, Charles and Nick. Betty also is survived by three nepehws she considered sons, the Loether boys, Danny, Sean and Joey. Vigil Service, Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 8PM and Funeral Mass Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 10AM both at St. St. John Fisher Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. McCormick Mortuary, Redondo Beach Chapel in charge of arrangements (310) 540-7444. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations may be made to the Ronald Mcdonald House, 383 S. Batavia, Orange, CA 92868.

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  1. My mom is a special person who has had the most profound influence on my life. I love her very much and miss her immensely. With her upbeat spirit, strong religious beliefs and sense of humor, she bore her illnes with strength, grace and dignity. She is my hero.

  2. I have a gaping hole in my heart that I don\’t know how to fill. I am so honored to be your daughter and to be compared to you in so many ways. XXXOOO

  3. I never got a chance to meet Betty, but there\’s no doubt in my mind that she was an incredible lady to have raised such a strong, loving family. All my best to the family.

  4. I never had the opportunity to meet Betty, but as a mom, know that we can judge her character by how her children turned out. She raised a strong and loving family who will always be a tribute to the life she led and the priorities she most valued.

  5. I only met Betty once, but that short amount of time was enough to see what an incredible person she was. She amazed me with her personality and intelligence. It is easy to see why she is so loved. I feel honored to have met her.

  6. She was my second mom, and, as such, taught me so many things. She was always there with her unwavering support and love. David and I will miss her terribly, but be able to smile at our memories.

  7. I spent many hours with my Aunt Betty, talking about my parents, Her past, politics, UFO\’s, movies and countless other topics that would make the National Enquirer envious.I am amazed at Her courage and resolve right up to Her final day and even though I have only memories to sustain me, I know that She is at peace and I feel honored to have been close to Her.

  8. Happy Birthday, Mom…you would be 83 today. Ryan and I visited your grave to reflect on how much we miss you and how important you were in our lives. We miss you tremendously and love you very much.

  9. Happy Mother\’s Day! I placed flowers and an “I Love My Mom” balloon on your grave. I carry you in my heart and thoughts each day. XXXOOO Patti

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