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Jan. 18, 1938 – Dec. 6, 2022
gripenstraw obit

Betty was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who was loved by all of those around her. Born in Oakdale, raised in Valley Home, she and her husband Dennis lived in Modesto, Stockton, Santa Cruz, La Selva Beach and Discovery Bay before returning to Oakdale, where they have lived for the last 30 years. Both graduates of Oakdale High School, they were married for more than 65 years. Betty greatly enjoyed shopping, wine tasting events, fly fishing and traveling. An exceptionally friendly person, she rarely left a store or market without striking up a lively conversation with those around her. She lit up every room with her smile. Betty leaves behind her loving husband, three children and their spouses, Bret (Beth), Scott (Judy), Jill (Scott) and six grandchildren, who will miss her very dearly.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, Inc., 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356 or Yosemite Conservancy, 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

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Dec. 14, 2022