Betty J. Pateidl

01/04/1925 - 07/14/2015 Obituary
Betty J. Pateidl Obituary
Betty J. Pateidl was born in Cass County, Iowa to Frank and Hertha Hansen. Mom was the oldest and had one younger brother, Delbert Hansen. She grew up on an old country farm. Mom had many stories she shared over the years about her farm life raising animals and tending the crops.
Then she met our dad, Carrol Pateidl and he took her away to the city life in Nebraska. Eventually, they moved to California and started their own grocery store business which they owned for over 25 years. When they retired from the grocery business Mom wasn't ready to stop and went back to business college and brushed up on her office skills. She was hired by the Kern County Elections Dept. and worked there until her "second" retirement.
She made many lifelong friends throughout the years and stayed in touch with many of them and enjoyed travels throughout the USA with them and church on Sunday. Most important to her above all else was her family. While working full-time for the county, she took care of our Dad and our grandmother through many illnesses. Never once complaining and rarely asking for any help.
Mom was an amazing woman to say the least. Mom was quite the baker and was well-known for her chocolate chip cookies, croissants, and vanilla ice cream. They were always requested at our many family gatherings.
Betty is survived by her son Randy Pateidl, wife Peggy and daughter Debbie Rankin. Her shining stars were her grandchildren Tara, husband Jeffery, Jennifer, husband Armin, Eric, wife Mandy, and Jessica. Then life got even better with the great grandchildren arriving. Toree, Lexee, Haylee, Lana and Conrad. There wasn't anything Mom wouldn't do for her babies. Mom will be missed in so many ways by family and friends.
We will be holding a dinner in Mom's honor to celebrate the life of a most extraordinary lady. Please join us at Hodel's this Wednesday, the 16th starting at 5:30 p.m.
Mom, your wings were ready to fly but our hearts weren't ready to say goodbye!
Mom you were and always will be the wind beneath our wings.
We love you!
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 15, 2015
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