Betty (Ketten) Gillitzer, 81
July 26, 1931-February 28, 2013
Born July 26, 1931 in St. Joseph, MN, settled in Coalinga, CA in 1968 and entered into rest February 28, 2013 Coalinga, CA.
Preceded in death by her husband Edward and daughter Lori, two sisters, one brother and both parents.
Survivors include her eight children, Tom (Diane) Salem, OR, Jane, Carlsbad, NM, Jim, Steve and Larry (Christy) Coalinga, CA, Mike, Hanford, CA, Ken (Eden) WA, and Jack (Beverly), WA, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren sisters: Mary Jane, Algonquin, IL, Lori and Jeanette, St. Joseph, MN.
Betty was a retired retail clerk, fabric store owner, and retail manager. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle's Catholic Church for 45 years, served as the CCD director for 25 years, Eucharistic minister and lector. Pope John Paul II conferred the Benemerenti Medal upon her for her many years of service to her parish and the youth. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed sewing, reading, collecting many things, bird watching, gardening and doing crafts.
Visitation is 4-6 pm at Palm Memorial Chapel in Coalinga. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, March 7 at 7pm and funeral Mass on Friday, March 8 at 10 am both at St. Paul's in Coalinga. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Remembrances in lieu of flowers can be donated to St. Paul's CCD Program in Betty's name at 637 Sunset St. Coalinga, CA 93210