Betty Younger, local artist and philanthropist, has passed away at the age of 88.
Younger was an internationally recognized sculptor and long time board member of the Arts Council of Kern. She was also considered by many as the matriarch of the Bakersfield arts community.
Her husband, Milt Younger, was a prominent attorney and ardent supporter of the Bakersfield Symphony, died in 2017.
The Younger Gallery closed its doors in 2018 after 20 years in Downtown Bakersfield.
Funeral Services for Betty Younger are pending.