Nancy Carolyne Betterton Hughes 1939-2009 Nancy C. Hughes of Torrance, C.A., passed away on Tuesday, June 9th at San Fernando Post Acute Care Hospital. She died of Heart failure related to being a dialysis patient, for 13 years. She was 70 years old at the time of her death. She was born in Ft. Ogelthorpe, Georgia to Major Drew Walton Betterton, of the US Army and Fanni Belle Betterton. Nancy was one of five children. The family settled in Greenville, M.S. where she spent most of her life. She graduated from Greenville High School and attended Moorehead Junior College for 3 and a half years. She was elected president of the Mississippi Jaycettes, and was a member of the Mormon church. She moved out to Torrance, California in 2003 to be near her only child Susan. Nancy is survived by her one and only daughter Nancy Susan Hughes of Redondo Beach, California. Other surviving family members in Redondo Beach include Laura and Kristi Hughes and Jennifer and Leo Garcia. Nancy was grateful they helped Susan, and care for her in her last years. She was also survived by her siblings Anne Woods of Mathison, M.S., Drew W. Betterton II of New York, N.Y., Charles Betterton of Vista, C.A., and Judy Betterton of Chapel Hill, N.C. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. with a reception following in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room.

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