In Memoriam

By Richard Mineards   |   August 30, 2018
Betty Stephen's family: John Stephens, Alex Djorvick, Ryan Chicone, Christopher Stevens, and leading the family Frank Kaminski and Joi Stephens Kaminski gathered to thank everyone for paying respects to their mother (photo by Priscilla)
Last public photograph of Betty at the Granada Theater’s Grandstand during El Desfile Historico (Fiesta parade) (photo by Priscilla)

On a personal note, I remember Betty Stephens, a philanthropist and humanitarian, who has moved to more heavenly pastures at the age of 86.

Betty, who came to our Eden by the Beach in 1969, would often invite me to her extravagant birthday bashes at the La Cumbre Country Club or her magnificent Hope Ranch aerie.

She knew absolutely everybody, including president Jimmy Carter, California governor Jerry Brown, Texas governor Ann Richards, and House Speaker Tip O’Neill.

Quite a lady, who’s memorial reception attracted Salud Carbajal, Sheriff Bill Brown, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Jill Dexter, Tom and Eileen Mielko, and Peter and Gloria Clark.

Frank and Joi Kaminski with Congressman Salud Carbajal
Friends of Betty listened to her favorite pieces (photo by Priscilla)

Sightings: Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee checking out Wildwood…Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Lydia McLaughlin at the SB Polo Club…Singer Katy Perry‘s parents Keith and Mary Hudson noshing at the Coral Casino


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