obituaries: Shermer, Wolff

Betty Shermer

Betty Margaret Shermer
Betty Margaret Shermer, 85, passed away on Aug. 3 at an Altadena care home. She was born in Baltimore, Md. and lived in La Crescenta for over 60 years. An office manager of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce for many years, she also worked at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce followed by 8 years with the Gene Autry Museum as a volunteer coordinator.
She is survived by her two daughters, Shawn of Napa, Calif. and Tina of La Crescenta, and a son Michael of Altadena. She is also survived by four grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s Outreach for Single Mothers, c/o Lynn Briley at (213) 381-2931.
Private inurnment by Crippen Mortuary Directors.

Douglas Justin Wolff
Douglas Justin Wolff, 25, passed away unexpectedly in Las Vegas on Aug. 2. Born in Orlando, Fla. on Sept. 24, 1984, Doug moved to La Crescenta at age 13. He had a stellar career at Crescenta Valley High School, playing four years on the offensive and defensive lines for the football team, serving three years on the varsity cheerleading squad and participating in four years of track, throwing shot put and discus. It was also at CVHS where he met and would later marry his high school sweetheart, Angelee Nelson, on Aug. 1, 2009. Doug had just earned his electrical contractor’s license and started his own company, Wolff Electrical Services, shortly before his passing. Doug was always the life of the party – always radiating warmth and joy. He loved making people laugh and wanted to always be sure everyone around him was happy. His passions included riding his bicycle, camping in the Mojave Desert, and his dear dog Daisy. He was very loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife, Angelee; mother Sylvia; father Billy; older brothers Gregg and David; and his large extended family. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Open Bible Church, 9641 Tujunga Canyon Blvd, Tujunga. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to www. in his name.