Bette Lou Ieronimo entered into the arms of our God on January 7, 2013 in Hanford, CA. She was born in Houston, Texas on January 19, 1932 to Oca Lee and Sarah Waltmon. She married John A. Ieronimo on February 18, 1953 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In their 60 years of marriage, Bette and John had five sons. Bette was a dedicated military wife during John's 35 years of service in the U.S. Navy. With each new set of orders, Bette made every new Naval Station a home for John and her boys. She is survived by her loving husband John, sons and daughters-in-law Patrick Vincent and Judy, Timothy Lee and Susan, John Michael and Rhonda, and Paul David and Colleen, her 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Bette was preceded in death by her son Steven Ieronimo and great-grandchild Jade Marie Ieronimo.
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Bette deeply loved her husband and family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A Memorial Mass celebrating Bette Ieronimo's life will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church 1001 N. Douty St. Hanford, CA, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
There will be a reception after the Mass at the Veterans/Senior Center at 401 N. Irwin St. Hanford, Ca.
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service.
Published in The Hanford Sentinel on Jan. 12, 2013