Victoria Hoover Wetton Bell

    Date of Birth
    Date of Death

    Born 6/29/33, Los Angeles, CA

    Graduated The Principia, St. Louis, Missouri

    Graduated Stanford University, 1954

    Graduated Wright MacMahon School, 1955

    Victoria, a native Californian and longtime resident of San Marino, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16th.

    Victoria and her husband, Bob, raised their two children, Jon and Chrissie, in San Marino. She enjoyed her activities on PTA boards and could often be found cheering her children in their various sports – softball, baseball and soccer. She was an active fund raiser for school events and for causes with which she was involved.

    During their retirement years, she and Bob both enjoyed traveling. When trips out of the country were no longer practical, they traveled extensively in California – to the Desert, along the Coast and up to Northern California. She once again got the travel bug in her early eighties and took several riverboat cruises along both the Rhine and the Danube.

    Victoria served on the Board of Directors of the Assistance League of Pasadena, the Stanford Club of Los Angeles, the Stanford Women’s Club of Pasadena (Past President), Planned Parenthood of Pasadena, the Pasadena Senior Center (Past President), Pasadena Beautiful, and Friends of the San Marino Library Book Shoppe. She was an early member of the Pasadena Village and served on their Board for several years.

    One of her favorite activities was her involvement with The Phat Fund – an investment group composed of six women who met monthly to discuss their investments in the Fund. In spite of a little food and a little more wine, the group managed to actually make money. It was a great way to be involved in the investing world and she truly enjoyed it and the friends she made in the group.


    She was a strong supporter of the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRAP) and was behind early fund/friendraising events for this group in the Pasadena community. She was an ardent supporter of family planning and the politicians who believed in those rights.

    She is survived by her two children, son Jon of San Marino and daughter Chrissie (Brian) Arnold of Pasadena. She was Bobo to her four wonderful grandchildren – Megan, Gilly, Katie and Brian, Jr. – with whom she spent many happy hours shopping, lunching and making a quick run for ice cream after school was out and before they had to be at volleyball, softball, baseball, dance, or soccer practice.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice or Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles.