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William "Bill" Betts

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WILLIAM "BILL" BETTS Bill Betts, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and friendly helper to many, passed away in his sleep on October 23, 2006. He was 70 years old. "Gramps", as his four Grandsons knew him, loved nothing more than to spoil them rotten. Although it was said that he started the "curse" that left the family bereft of Daughters or Granddaughters, it made no difference to him. His legacy was five Sons and four Grandsons, that was good enough for him. His love in that legacy carries on in his spirit and our cherished memory. Son of George and Sybyl Betts, the middle of three children, he is survived by his older sister Georgia of Visalia, and younger sister Carla of Discovery Bay. After time in the Army, Bill married in 1959 to Helen Leonard, of Highland Park Illinois, choosing to live in California. They raised a family of five boys, David, Scott (deceased) Brian, Douglas, and Kevin. His beloved wife, Helen passed away in 1997. Bill took great pride in his professional life, working for many years in the hardware trade, many as a manager for Orchard Supply Hardware. He could play as hard as he worked though, with a great sense of humor and an easygoing manner. He had a great passion for his Eastbay sports teams, the Raiders and the Athletics, and followed them diligently. They lost a great fan, we lost a great father, we will all miss you. Family and friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service October 26th at 7:00 p.m. with visitation from 2:00-8:00 p.m. held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m,. Friday, October 27th, held at Our lady of Guadalupe Parish, 40382 Fremont Blvd., Fremont. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, CA, For further information please call:
Published in Inside Bay Area on Oct. 24, 2006
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