Elizabeth (Betty) Dorothea Nyquist, a 45 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Born in Marquette, MI, Betty was 89 when she died. Betty was a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Torrance and was very active playing bridge, walking, babysitting her beloved granddaughter Lexie, socializing (something she did extremely well) and helping others. Betty is survived by 3 daughters (Beverly DeGero of Jarbidge, NV, Cathy Diaz of Piru, CA and Toni Blakeman of Manhattan Beach, CA), a son (Marc Nyquist of Rackerby, CA) and 4 grandchildren (Chris Nyquist of Simi Valley, Lee and Danny Nyquist of Rackerby, CA and Lexie Blakeman of Manhattan Beach). A Memorial Service will be held at Nativity Catholic Church, 1447 Engracia Ave, Torrance at 10:00am on Saturday, July 23, 2011. A gathering of family and friends will be held afterward at the hall at Nativity Church. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Association, 816 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 or on the Memorial Page honoring Betty http://honor.americanheart.org/site/TR/Events/General?pxfid=192811&fr_id=1030&pg=fund.

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  1. Dear family of Betty, It is with saddended heart that we learned of the passing of Betty. Even though it has a been quite some time that we had seen each other, we have spoken by phone quite often. We have many wonderful memories of visiting her in Wi. at Jack’s farm in Montello and the 4th of July picnics. She was a remarkable women , cousin, and friend. Ralph and JoAnn

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