In Memory

Elizabet J. 'Betsy' Balchum

Elizabet J. 'Betsy' Balchum

Betsy was born Elizabet J. Balchum (not Elizabeth) on October 21, 1954 in Colorado.  She passed away on December 22, 1970 in Los Angeles. She did not graduate from SPHS but passed away in her junior year at the age of 16. If you have any more information please forward it.

If you have a better photo of Betsy please scan and send it to us. If you have any memories please enter them below.



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12/29/08 10:53 AM #1    

Lorraine Gutierrez

Betsy and I were best friends kindergarten through 5th grade. We drifted pretty far apart after that. We were in brownies and girl scouts together, played in the orchestra, and both loved cats. In fact, I remember that we created a "cat club" when we were in elementary school.

I remember that both of her parents were doctors and that she and her sister, Amy, were named after characters in Little Women. She lived on Garfield.

01/25/09 09:06 AM #2    

Annette Roux (Sister Marie Gabrielle)

For Betsy I Pray: "How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord, God of Hosts! My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the Lord, the Living God..." Psalm 84:2-3 Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the soul of Betsy and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen."


How sad it makes me to know that she died at such a young age.

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