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Betty Jean Harwell


10/12/1929 - 07/31/2014 Obituary
Betty Jean Harwell Obituary
Betty was born in Bell, CA to her parents Emmett and Bondie Ragsdale and passed away peacefully from a stroke on July 31, 2014. Betty lived life to its fullest and her last weekend included a trip to Las Vegas with her companion Ray Benson.
Betty's parents owned the Ragsdale's Riding Academy and her love of horses started very young. She went on become a champion barrel racer and loved to take her grandchildren with her to events. She worked over 38 in the meat wrapping business and enjoyed taking classes to earn her purple belt in Karate. Betty could light up a room and was generous to a fault.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, William, Ralph and Jean; husband, David Harwell; son, Gary Harwell. She is survived by her son, Danny Harwell, wife Linda; daughter-in-law Cheryl Harwell; grandchildren Rebecca Jacques, Cyndi Cabral, Teresa Ledbetter, Dwayne Harwell and Bonnie Daniels; great grandchildren Leslie, Jamie, Stephen, Jeremy, Corey, Mikey, Kali, Levi, Abby, Branden and six great, great grandchildren.
A viewing will be Tuesday, August 5th at Hillcrest Memorial Park from 4:00 - 8:00 pm and graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2014
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