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Betty Louise Dunbar

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Betty Louise Dunbar 94,  passed away peacefully on October 22, 2014. Betty was born to Otto and Blanche Johnson on August 26, 1920, in Marysville,California. Betty attended Browns Elementary School in Rio Oso and East Nicholas High School. Betty married Howard Dunbar Sr. of Rio Oso, California on June 23,1938, and established their home on the Dunbar's walnut ranch in Rio Oso. Howard and Betty raised three children on their ranch.

Howard and Betty later moved to Wheatland and then Marysville. After Howard's death in 1997, Betty resided in Sutter Estates. In 2013, Betty moved to Alta Loma, California so that her son could oversee her care. Betty resided in Palm Delight II until her death.

Betty was employed by the US Postal Service in Rio Oso and Wheatland until she retired in 1983. Betty was active in the Wheatland and Marysville Chapters of Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, her community, family and friends. She was a member of the Fairview Community Church in Rio Oso.

Betty is survived by her son, Howard (Diane) of Alta Loma, and Karen Trimble (BJ) of  Memphis, Tennessee. Betty was blessed with four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Howard Dunbar Sr.; brother Clayton Johnson of Yuba City; sister Eunice Carse of Grass Valley, and son John Dunbar of Rio Oso.

Visitation will be held at Sierra View Memorial Park and Mortuary in Olivehurst on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.with services following at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Betty Dunbar.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 28, 2014
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