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BELCHER, Betty Evelyn (Stephenson) 88, of Lancaster, Calif., born on March 8, 1922, in Marceline, Mo. She was called to be with the Lord on Sept. 3, 2010. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joseph Belcher. She is survived by her children, Susan Calandri of Fresno, Calif., Janice (John) Reynolds of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Robert Belcher of Lancaster, Calif., grandsons John J (Kim) Calandri, Joshua (Jayne) Calandi of Fresno, Calif., Justin Reynolds of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Jared Reynolds of Austin, Texas, great-grandchildren Preston and Kadence. Betty is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Nordman, Helen (Cal) Stilley, brothers Robert (Nancy) Stephenson, Jerry (Chris) Stephenson in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. She retired from Northrop Grunman in 1989, after 20 years of service. She enjoyed playing bridge, shopping at Dillards traveling, painting and doing kind things for others. She was an active member of the Assistance League of Antelope Valley for 40 years. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. Graveside services for family and friends will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.

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