Betsy McClure(1928 - 2013)

Betsy McClure
1/7/1928 - 11/10/2013
Betsy was born on January 7, 1928 in Torreon Mexico, and died on November 10, 2013 at her home in Roseville from cancer. As a child, Betsy lived in Mexico with her parents & her older sister Joan. She grew up in Mexico until the age of 14, when she went away to a boarding school in El Paso, Texas; this is why she was fluent in Spanish, which she loved speaking all of her life. After High School graduation, Betsy went to Arizona State University in Tucson, where she earned her BA. Upon completion of college she moved to Crescent City, Calif., to live with her parents; it was there that she met her husband, Les McClure. Les and Betsy were married in 1951; their first child was born in 1953. In 1955, Les and Betsy moved to Roseville Calif., so that Les could manage the Placer County Fair. In 1955 their second child was born and they met Dolly & David Fiddyment; Dolly became her lifelong friend. In 1961 Betsy began teaching in the Roseville City School District, where she taught for 28 years. In 1963 they completed their family with their third child. In 1968 Les & Betsy divorced.
Family was the most important thing to Betsy, as well as was the many close friendships she developed through the years. Betsy also loved animals, especially the many dogs she owned during her life. She spent many hours playing Bridge which was her favorite past time.
Betsy is survived by: her three children; Mark McClure, Beth McClure Thomas, & Mary Pexa. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Angelique Llanes, Danyelle deLemos, Bianca Wheeler, Mikala Henning, Zane, Ally, & Mira Pexa, Leah Thomas, and 9 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Betsy's honor on Monday, November 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Centerpoint Community Church in Roseville at 515 Sunrise Ave. Donations can be made to the Placer County SPCA. 150 Corporation Yard Rd., Roseville, CA 95678.

Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Nov. 15, 2013