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elizabeth Meyer Groves

1926 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
elizabeth Meyer Groves Obituary
CARMEL?VALLEY, CA – Betty, as she was always known by, was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1947 she moved to Carmel, California with her parents, brother and sister. She was employed with the State of California, first for the Dept. of Employment followed by the Division of Forestry. Later she sewed ties for a brief time for Robert Talbott when they started their business in Carmel Valley.
In 1948 Betty married George W. Groves at the San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey. They had four children and were married for 61 years until his death in 2009. In 1951 they built their home in Carmel Valley where she continued to reside until her recent illness this year.
Betty enjoyed gardening, reading, baseball games, and social activities with friends and family. She had a passion for growing orchids and taking care of the birds in her garden.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, a niece, and husband, George. She is survived by her sister, Marie Muscutt of Salinas; brother, Henry Meyer of Carmel; children, Michael Groves (Laurie) of Corralitos, Susan Groves-Ameil (Bob) of Prunedale, Patricia Potter (Cecil) of Corral de Tierra, and Sharon Kim (Lane) of Cortez, Colorado; beloved grandchildren, Casey and Julia Ameil, Gabriel and Michaela Groves, Madeline and Olivia Potter; four nieces, three nephews, their spouses and children, plus many cherished friends.
There will be private graveside services. A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 3:00pm at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 9 El Caminito Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924. A reception will immediately follow at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Restoration Fund, 9 El Caminito Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924 or to the National Audubon Society, Attn: Audubon Angel, 225 Varick St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014 or online at:
Please visit www.missionmortuary.com to sign Betty's page.
Published in The Monterey Herald from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, 2014
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