Betty (Mary E.) Kruse
Of Upland, CA, born 12/15/23, in West Hartford, CT, passed away on 8/20/14. Parents: Edward and Amy Gonya. Graduated 1941 from Wilby H.S. in Waterbury, CT as a top student, a flag carrier, Senior Class Secretary, a newspaper reporter, and voted "Most All Around Girl."
On 5/30/42 married Richard "Dick" Kruse. Worked at Waterbury Tool during WWII. Moved to Montclair, California, in 1960. Worked as a legal secretary and for OMSD. Proud of her family. Wanted to be included in everything. #1 fan of grandkids' sports and activities. Avid UCLA sports fan. Member of Montclair Walkers and Choral group. Loved her pets, traveling, reading, her soaps, and food. Touched many lives of all ages who found her entertaining, generous, friendly, and lovable. Preceded in death by her husband, Dick Kruse and a grandson, Ryan Chapman. Survived by daughters Betty (Jim) Chapman and Debbie Kruse (Ray Simmons), son Richard Kruse, grandkids Scott (Dione) Chapman, Kristin Chapman, Jordan and Kiran Simmons, great grandkids Kayla, Jack, Luc, Emery, Aiden Chapman all of California. Contributions can be made to VNA Hospice of Southern California. Visitation Mon. 9/1 5-8 P.M. Service on Tues. 9/2 at 11:00 A.M. Draper Mortuary 811 N Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA 91762 .
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Aug. 30, 2014