Ms. Elizabeth Mary Flynn-Patterson, 72, passed away on April 20th, 2007 at her home in Torrance, Ca. Betty, as she was known, was born on November 14th, 1934 in Dublin Ireland to Alice Helena McSherry and William Joseph Flynn. Because she came from a house with nine children, family was most important to her. She traveled by boat to America in 1956 to marry and have three children of her own. Much of her time was spent raising her kids and working with her many friends and clients at Security Pacific Bank until her retirement. An avid reader, she also loved practical jokes, laughter and off-color humor. It is important to note that Betty was a kind, thoughtful and intelligent woman who was a loving mother, great friend, and the first to give you her opinion. Although she spent more than fifty years in the U.S. and became a Naturalized American citizen, her memories of her modest, but loved filled youth and family in Ireland were always close to her heart. All of us who knew her, will miss her. She is survived by her children: Michael, Erin & Kelly and siblings Rose, Jenny & Joe. She truly loved her family, friends and Ireland. She will be celebrated on Thurs. April 26th at Rice Mortuary- 5310 Torrance Bl. Torrance, Ca. at 2:00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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  1. Dear Kelly and Randy: Although it has been many years since we last had contact, words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Please know your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear, Erin, Michael & Kelly: Sorry to learn of your mom’s death. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this challenging time. With deepest sympathy, Don and Marlene

  3. Kelly,Dina and Family, we are so saddened by Bettys passing. She will be in our hearts for ever. Love Danny Linda and family

  4. Michael, Erin and Kelly, I am so sorry about your Mother’s passing. She meant the world to me and my daughters. I have so many wonderful memories of her. She was my Other Mother and she was Grandma Betty to my kids. Throughout the years she has given me so much good advise that I am so grateful for. We will truly miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Tammie, Tara and Nicole.

  5. Dear Kelly, Erin and Michael, I am so very sorry for your loss of your mom. She was a wonderful person that will truly be missed. It breaks my heart that she is gone, but know that she is in a wonderful place. With love, Karen, Luis, Camille, Luis and Brandon Saucedo

  6. Dear Erin & family. Our love and prayers are with you with deepest sympathy. May many happy memories and the love of family and friends and especially the love and comfort of the Lord sustain you. Aunty Deedee, Brett and Alana

  7. Dear Erin and family, We send our love and prayers with deepest sympathy. May the love and support of family and friends sustain you, and the love and comfort of the Lord surround you. Aunty Deedee, Brett & Alana

  8. Dear Kelly, Erin, Michael & family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She meant so much to our family. She was a wonderful, loving, caring woman that will truly be missed by all. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  9. There is no one leaves this World alive. Married to her brother Joe Children, Barry Jane Neri and Alice Flynn. Alice found the sight to give all us a chance to let us say good bye to Elizabeth on her last journey. Sister in law, May Flynn. 22.04.2009

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