Funeral Details

Mass on Saturday, January 2 at 11:00 a.m.

We will live-stream the Mass beginning at 10:45 a.m. for those that wish to join Father Greg and the King family virtually.

"Thank you for your prayers and condolences. My Mother passed to the Lord very peacefully completing her 98-year journey of faith. I have been deeply blessed through her and am most thankful for the 5 years that she was able to live with me at the rectory. 

While the funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Jan 2nd, I am very concerned about the health issues with the Covid-19 surging all around us. As you know I tested positive for the virus and was in quarantine for 17 days. I had NO symptoms, Thankfully I did not infect my mother, but I am concerned about everyone’s health. I ask that you consider praying with us on Live Stream. Some of my family members are at high risk and will participate in Live Stream."


- Father Greg


We ask that those Parishioners that are coming to please enter from the Acacia gate.

Please email us if you have any questions:

Betty Jane was born the second of five daughters to Leo and Anna Marie Towers, in Denver Colorado on March 8th, 1922. She migrated with her family to Hawthorne in 1928, where they became lifetime members of St. Joseph Parish. Betty Jane was immediately enrolled at our parish school, a member of the first class to study all 8 years here. Like all her sisters she also attended St. Agnes High School in downtown Los Angeles. She met her future husband, John King, at the parish youth club. They were married in 1943 and had four sons, all of whom attended St Joseph school and St. Bernard High School. Widowed after 23 years of joyful marriage, she continued to encourage and inspire her sons in their education and development. A woman of faith she inspired the faith of her sons, being a major inspiration for the priestly vocation of Fr. Greg. For almost five years she lived with Fr. Greg at the Parish Rectory. She was 98 years 9 months of age, 92 of them as a member of St. Joseph Parish.   


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