Obituaries

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Former SMPD Chief Bill Betts Passes Away

Press Release posted 2/10/14 – Irvin (Bill) E. Betts passed quietly on January 25, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Bill was born on October 19, 1929 in Bassett, Nebraska, the second of nine children to…





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Mama Pete Memorial – Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 6/21/13 – Services were held for Marjorie “Mama Pete” Peterson on Friday.  The service was presided over by Pastor Jim Walden of 1st Baptist Church of Temple City, and featured eulogies by Mayor Nancy…


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Marilyn Alice Zaiss, 3/21/1923 – 6/4/2013

Posted 6/12/13 – Marilyn Alice Zaiss, beloved Mother and Grandmother, died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, on June 4, 2013.  She was born in Pasadena on March 21, 1923, and was the only…


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Mama Pete Named Honorary Hometown Hero

Press Release posted 6/12/13 – The Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee announced  this week that it will honor the memory of  Marjorie “Mama Pete” Peterson  with a “Hometown Hero”  recognition in the upcoming 2013…





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WWII Veteran Lee Cline Passes Away

Posted 8/10/12 – Former Council Member Lee Cline passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012.  Mr. Cline served in the Coast Guard during WWII, and was a member of the City Council in the late…





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Sierra Madrean Found Dead, Apparent Suicide

Posted 4/12/12 – Scott Greenlaw, 46, was found dead at his residence in the 500 block of Sierra Madre Blvd. on Monday, April 9th.  According to the LA County Coroner’s office, Greenlaw was found by…