Elizabeth “Betty” Anne Berscht Alcorn

Date of Birth

August 10, 1924

Date of Death

July 13, 2018

Elizabeth “Betty” Anne Berscht Alcorn, age 93, peacefully passed away on July 13, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was born on August 10, 1924 in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada and two years later her family travelled by train to Santa Barbara. She attended local schools graduating from Santa Barbara High School in 1942. In December 1941, Betty attended a dance for patients at Hoff Army Hospital (now the Municipal Golf Course off Las Positas Road) and met Sergeant Oliver “Olie” Alcorn who became the love of her life. Married in February 1943, Betty and Olie celebrated 67 wonderful years together, raising their three sons and working together with the Boy Scouts and other volunteer organizations. Betty is survived by her sons, Larry, Greg and Ernie, daughters-in-law Kelly, Rebecca and Donna, grandchildren Melanie, Lauren, Kristen, Jonathan, Kayla and Trevor, her sister Barbara Ford, many nieces and nephews, and special friends they met in the many activities they enjoyed together. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Anapamu Street at 2:00pm on August 11th. In lieu of flowers and in Betty’s memory, please donate to the First United Methodist Church, Serenity House, a local charity, or bake a batch of your favorite cookies to give or share with a loved one.


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