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PARAMOUNT – Betty Jean Walter, a longtime member of the Paramount Women’s Club, passed away June 17 at the City of Hope in Duarte after many years of battling cancer.
She was born March 8, 1924 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She and her husband, Jerry, had one daughter, Sandy, who was also born in West Virginia. In 1949 the couple moved to Detroit where they lived until 1960 when they moved to Paramount.
In 1970 Betty and Jerry bought their home in Long Beach and, ironically, it was the same house their son-in-law grew up in. Jerry died in 1990.
Betty was a member of the Paramount Women’s Club, where she held almost every office, including president. She was elected treasurer several times for the club, then for the LCD District, and also a term as state treasurer. She was a club member for more than 50 years and attended most conferences and conventions, traveling all across the country.
A memorial service and reception was held in Betty’s honor at the Clearwater House in Paramount on June 25. Pastor Bill White officiated. Betty was cremated and interred at Riverside National Cemetery next to her husband.
She is survived by one sister; daughter, Sandy Grinkey; granddaughter Patti Jo Grinkley; grandsons, Jeremy and Jeff Grinkley; and many great-grandchildren.
Published: July 21, 2011 – Volume 10 – Issue 14