Elizabeth June "Betty" Gudath, beloved mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, Aunt "B" and friend, passed away at the age of 80 on June 25, 2010 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. She is survived by her children, Scooter, Corky, Timmy and Jennie Sue; granddaughter, Brieauna; and great-granddaughter, Pashence. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William L Gudath. Betty was born on June 21, 1930 in Los Angeles to parents, Leo and Clara Sheehan. She grew up in Inglewood, CA and graduated from Leuzinger High School. She was a resident of the city of Hawthorne for over 50 years. Betty worked for McDonnell Douglas and was a longtime noon supervisor and bus driver for the Hawthorne School District. She was also involved in PTA, Junior All-American Football and Rainbow Girls. She loved entertaining and spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, filled pink pastry boxes, Wednesday beach parties, camping in Mammoth Lakes and visiting family in Tahoe. She was a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Service will be held on July 3, 11:00 a.m. at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. Reception will follow at the family home in Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Betty's name to Dodgers Think Cure or The Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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  1. My deepest sympathy goes out to Jennie and all of Betty’s family. I know family and friends were Betty’s highest priority (although the Lakers were a close second). May her memory be honored through the love and support among those she leaves behind, as she watches over us all.

  2. Betty was such a positive person to be around, she could always make me laugh with her one liners and I know that’s where Jen got her humor from. Betty told me recently that Jennie was her “gift from God” and Jen you REALLY are! Betty will be missed but her spirit will always be with us at every Dodger and Laker game!

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