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Beth Landes

1920 - 2014

On November 22, 2014 our beloved Beth Landes, 94 years old, passed away peacefully under Hospice Care in Walnut Creek, CA. She was born to Eva Chew Hardman and Charles Tod Hardman on July 28, 1920 in Charleston, West Virginia. Their family later moved to Jacksonville, Florida and then in 1933 relocated to San Rafael, CA where Beth graduated from Tamalpais High School. She and Max Landes, son of Ethaniel and Grace Waddell Landes of Clinton County, Indiana, married on November 3, 1940 in Marin County, CA. They remained together until his passing in December, 1997 in Santa Barbara, CA where they had lived since 1946.

Beth volunteered at the Harding School Elementary lirary as well as La Cumbre and Santa Barbara High School marching band activities. She was an avid gardener and had collections of chrysanthemums and fuchsias admired by many. Since 1979 she was a member of the Santa Barbara antique collectors Back Fence Club. She is survived be her daughter, Marilyn Clayton and son Clifford Landes.

In memory of Beth, donations may be made to Hospice Care or to your favorite charity.

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