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Gertrude (Bette) Herr died peacefully at age 92 on May 8, 2014, in Sonora, California, at Skyline Assisted Living. She was born in Nampa, Idaho, and was one of three sisters born to Thomas Madding and Anna Rasmussen. She came to the Yuba City/ Marysville area in 1955. She is survived by her two sisters, Myrtle Osner of Modesto, California, and Reco Hill of Grants Pass, Oregon; also by her two daughters, Patti Schafer-Sidhu of Pennrose, Colorado, and Ann Schafer of Groveland, California; and one step-son, Allen Herr of Yuba City California. Bette had five grandchildren: Philip Salo of Pennrose, Colorado, Dana Hall of Eagle River, Alaska, Matthew Baer of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Jennifer Harris of Sacramento, California, and Katie Church of San Antonio, Texas. She had 13 great-grandchildren who were the pride of her life and endure as her legacy.

Bette led an active life as a teacher, colleague and friend to many. She taught at both Lincrest and Lincoln Schools and was loved by her many students for the warm, caring atmosphere she created in her classroom. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the American Association of University Women and the Retired Teachers Assn. Bette loved playing Bridge and Mah Jong with her many friends. She was a world traveler and managed to travel several times to every continent except South America. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, H. T. (Ted) Herr, who died in 2001.

Services for Bette will be held on May 25, 2014, at 2 p.m., at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City California. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the PEO Chapter HA Scholarship Fund may be made. Send to Corky Ulrey, 587 Queensbury Way, Yuba City, California.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on May 20, 2014
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