Passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Born on May 17, 1926 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Edwin Arlis and Maudie Lou Estes, Betty moved with her family to Ontario in 1937, and later graduated from Chaffey High School in 1945. Shortly thereafter, she met her future husband, Howard, at the Ontario Church of the Nazarene. They were married on February 7, 1947 and remained happily together for 53 years until Howard proceeded her to heaven on March 31, 2000. She is survived by scores of friends, neighbors and her family; her brother James E. Estes and sister-in-law Lorry of Upland, CA., daughter Mary Ann Miller Koblentz and son-in-law Gary of Modesto, CA., and her son Jim and daughter-in-law Susan of Ontario, CA. Four grandchildren, Karri Lynn Slover and husband Jason of Yucaipa, CA., Bill Miller and wife Mindy of San Bernardino, CA., Casey Miller and wife Jenna of Blaine, WA., and Kristin Ann Miller Koblentz of Fairhaven, MA. Two Great- granddaughters, Payton and Gracen Slover of Yucaipa, CA. Graveside Services, with a Hawaiian theme, will be Friday, August 31st at 10am at Bellevue Cemetery in Ontario. Please dress casual.
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Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on July 17, 2012