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Betty June Dumbauld, 97

Raised Family in Culver City


February 2, 2018

Betty Dumbauld

Betty June Dumbauld, 97, passed peacefully away on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at her home in Florence.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1920, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Mrs. Elaine Marie Lannic and Mr. Willard Prindle.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James Samuel Dumbauld in 2007.

They were married on Nov. 20, 1943, in Los Angeles.

Betty was beloved by her large family and many friends. She is survived by her daughters: Diane Elaine Harris and her husband Jim, of Newburgh, Ind .; and Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa and her husband Guru Terath Singh of Espanola, N. M .; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Betty and Jim raised their daughters in Culver City and then in North Hollywood.

During her daughters' formative years Betty was mostly a stay-at-home Mom. Later, she assisted at the Methodist Church in North Hollywood and then held a responsible position with the Methodist Headquarters in Pasadena.

She was an active volunteer for many years with the American Cancer Society and drove patients to their medical appointments.

Upon Jim's retirement from AT&T they moved to Stallion Springs, Calif., where they had their home built on the golf course; they both were avid golfers.

Betty and Jim were active in getting the first Elks Lodge established in Tehachapi and they were very active in the community. During this time Betty pursued her love of tap dancing and became a member of the "Boogie Woogie Mamas" tap organization. This group performed on cruises, at retirement homes and for many special events.

In 2000 Betty and Jim moved to Florence and once again established their home on a golf course, at Ocean Dunes Golf Links. This allowed them to enjoy many wonderful golfing days.

They became active members of the New Life Lutheran Church and both were devoted to the Lord. Betty was also a long-time PEO sister, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and yes - active in her love of tap dancing.

While living in Florence Betty taught tap at the local Lane Community College and in her home studio. She choreographed tap routines and with the ladies she taught, performed at the Florence Events Center, at local retirement facilities and for special events.

We cannot forget the love Betty had for her dog, Zinger and Sandy. She took them on many beach walks.

Both Betty and Jim dearly loved the Florence community and the beauty of the ocean and its surroundings.

Betty's life was one "well-lived" in her faith and love for her family and friends. She will long be remembered and her legacy will live proudly on in memory of this wonderful lady.

A memorial service will be held at the New Life Lutheran Church (21st and Spruce streets) on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in her memory to the New Life Lutheran Church or to Peo Chapter DY.

Send to Terri Pennington 32 Oceans Dunes Drive Florence, Oregon 97439.

Story courtesy Suislaw News.


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