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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Betty Braun

Betty Braun

May 29, 1934 - August 3, 2019

Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills

Service Date: Sunday August 25th, 2019

Service Time: 10:00 am

Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills

5950 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California 90068

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Betty Miller BraunMay 29, 1934 – August 3, 2019


Betty passed away August 3, 2019 at St. Jude’s Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was surrounded by her immediate family. Betty is survived by Cathy and Rick Hamm, daughter and son-in-law; Marcie Braun, daughter; Jeremy Hamm, grandson; Melissa Hamm, granddaughter; Lillian Rivlin, Sister; Lillian Schneider, Adopted Sister; nieces, nephews and cousins.


Betty was preceded in her death by her parents, Anna Miller and Allen Miller. Fannie Eskanazi, Betty’s Aunt, raised Betty from the time Betty was 12 years old. Fannie had two daughters named, Sandy and Lillian. Betty was raised with Sandy and Lillian as her sisters instead of cousins. Betty was also preceded in her death by Sandy Rabin, Sister and Terri  Moore, adopted sister.


Betty was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, California. Betty lived in Los Angeles area, San Fernando Valley, Corona and her final residence was in Placentia, California.


Betty’s smile could light up a room. That smile welcomed family and friends for 85 wonderful years.

Betty loved to camp when she was younger, go on cruises with her sister Terri, entertain, spend time with her grandchildren, play cards with her family especially her sisters, Lillian and Sandy and watch old TV shows such as Perry Mason. Her home was the gathering place for many holidays and family dinners.

Betty always took the time to listen with kind ears, was a caregiver to a few including two of her sisters. In fact, her family always said she would have made a caring nurse. She opened her home to her friends and family who needed a temporary home and she provided the moral support they needed for the next chapter in their lives.

One of Betty’s most favorite joys were her two grandchildren, Jeremy and Melissa Hamm. The sun rose and set on them. She took them to Hawaii, took Melissa on a cruise for her high school senior trip and attended many soccer games. She was an understanding and loving grandma and her grandchildren loved her dearly.


Betty loved attending live Broadway plays. Betty and her daughter, Cathy, enjoyed many Broadway plays together. This appreciation of the arts was instilled in her daughter, Cathy. This was their special time together.


Towards the end of Betty’s life, she taught Marcie the skills Marcie would need to be independent once Betty was gone. Betty would tell Marcie, “I am not going to be here forever”. Betty and Marcie were best friends and they took care of each other for 62 years.


Betty accepted people for who they were, loved with her whole heart and laughed when laughter was needed. Betty and her granddaughter, Melissa,  had a unique sense of humor that only they understood. Betty had a way of making her family smile. She will be missed by her family and friends.


The family has entrusted Mount Sinai with the arrangements. A Graveside Service is scheduled for Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM at 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Rabbi Bernard Cohen will officiate the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the non-profit organization, Animal Assistance League of Orange County, or to St. Jude’s Hospital in Fullerton,


Mount Sinai Mortuary – Hollywood Hills

5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles