Betsy Hess-Behrens
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Betsy Hess-Behrens
(Mar. 5, 1923 - June 10, 2020)
Betsy Hess-Behrens, daughter of Herman and Freda Muelke, died peacefully at home. She is survived by her four children Jared (Narada), Alyssa, Devin, and Bradley, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Greta. Her dauntless spirit, humor, and joie de vivre inspired all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 12 to Jun. 14, 2020.
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June 14, 2020
June 14, 2020

Dear Narada,
A Tele-Care volunteer saw the notice about Betsy in the paper and e-mailed the news to me. A remarkable woman, we had long, roving conversations over the many years of our connection: baseball (of course), along with women's rights and her writing; children and education (I homeschooled my daughter); voting and art and, naturally, dogs. I walked Greta occasionally, commiserated when she had to move and together laughed a lot about the human condition. Her enthusiasms, beefs, energy and humour brought colour to my life and I am grateful. I shall treasure my copies of her stories and my memories of her. Sabra (previously of Tele-Care)
June 13, 2020
When my father visited the Point at Rockridge in 2017 we met Betsy in the back patio while she let Greta enjoy the yard. She was just so darling, I knew my father would enjoy each other, and they quickly became friends. My dad, Louis, has lost his best friend there and is devastated. She was truly a gem and I am so sorry for your loss.
Laura Przetak
Neighbor
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