Elizabeth Lawton Weir

Date of Birth

December 27, 1917

Date of Death

February 28, 2022

Betty was born and raised in New York City, later living in Mallorca, Spain and then Bermuda and eventually Philadelphia where she attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She moved to California in 1944 with her parents, Sarah & Samuel Welsh of Montecito, and married William Boyd Weir of San Francisco. They lived with their 2 children, Sally & Jack, on the Whittier Ranch in Hemet, eventually moving to Montecito. She loved living in the West and had a passion for camping and Jeeping in the desert, painting and photography, cars and cameras, caviar, and champagne. Betty was one of a kind with a naughty sense of humor and a keen artistic eye.
She is survived by her daughter, Sally Fairbanks (Charles), grandchildren Linsley Adams (Jeff), Robin Norris (Diego), Alexis Rivera (Sabrine), great grandchildren Skylar, Ashlyn, Max & Lucy. She was predeceased by her husband Boyd, her son Jack Weir, sister Natica Waterbury and brother Sam Welsh Jr. Donations in her honor may be made to Sarah House, Santa Barbara.


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