The Santa Barbara Independent recently announced the passing of Elizabeth “Betty” Watt. Elizabeth “Betty” Juhan was born in Baguio in 1941, just before the War. Betty and her family were interned in Baguio, and later at Old Bilibid Prison. After liberation, Betty’s family, including her new brother, Herman, who was born on 29 March 1945, was repatriated on the S.S. Cape Mears, arriving in San Francisco, California, on 12 May 1945. The Juhan family is mentioned in Rob Colquhoun’s account of the voyage.
After graduating from Venice High School, in California, Betty married her high school sweetheart, Conrad C. Watt Jr., in 1962.
Betty died in Santa Barbara, California, on 20 June 2021.