Betty J. Snipper
Elizabeth Jane, known to everyone as Betty, was born in San Francisco on February 16, 1923, to Ricardo Artiga and Mercedes McIntyre. Betty passed away peacefully on March 26, 2013 at her residence at the San Francisco Towers. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Martin Snipper, former San Francisco Arts Commission Director, and her daughter Marguerite H. Hamilton. She is survived by her two daughters Eve Hamilton and Joan Zandona; step-son Rossi Snipper; grandchildren Alex P. Hamilton, Joshua J. Gonzales, Eric A. Zandona, Julie Plaut, and Karen Berger; and eight great-grandchildren.
Betty was very proud of her contribution during WWII as a Shuffleboard Pilot (person who charts aircraft movement at military headquarters) in Hawaii. After the war, she served as a flight attendant in El Salvador. Betty had an unquenchable exuberance for life, enjoying the arts and traveling with her husband. She celebrated life whenever there was an opportunity with friends and family. Betty will be remembered for her excellence in every area of her life, whether it was cooking, party planning, landscaping, or remodeling.
A memorial will be held at a future time. Interment will be at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, in Colma, California.