"She'd talk to kids on skateboards and skim boards," he said.
"She'd want to know what makes them tick."
An outgoing person who loved to party with people of all ages,
Holly Halsted Balthis always looked her best. She was dressed
impeccably and her demeanor was ever gracious and pleasant.
She loved life, her son said.
"She lived life to the fullest," he said. "It was like she loved
life too much to let go."
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday at the
Laguna Beach United Methodist Church at 21632 Wesley Drive in Laguna
Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in her
name be made to the Living Desert Reserve at 47/900 Portola Ave.,
Palm Desert, CA 92260; or Friends of the Dana Point Library at 22841
Niguel Road, Dana Point, CA 92629; or the Laguna Beach United
* DEEPA BHARATH is the enterprise and general assignment reporter.
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