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SCIARROTTO, Mrs. Betty Passed away peacefully at her home in Lancaster, May 21, 2011. She was 96 years old. Born in Chicago, Illinois on July 3, 1914. After graduating from the Teachers College of Chicago in 1934, Betty received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1936. She taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District and ended her long career in the early 1980s. She was a passionate educator with a respected reputation for helping young children. Betty married Louis Sciarrotto on January 25, 1958. Louis passed away in July of 1968. A devote Catholic, Betty attended mass daily from her early youth until her late 80s, when her health prevented her from continuing this devotion. Betty is survived by her daughter, Sophia 'Dee' Nicholson (Richard B.); daughter Shirley L. Sciarrotto; and 2 grandchildren, NicolĀŽ M. Nicholson, and R. Kyle Nicholson. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, friends and supportive caregivers. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at San Fernando Mission, Mission Hills.

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