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Betty died Thursday morning, March 11, 2010. She was born on August 24, 1921 to Ben and Irene McPhee in Des Moines, Iowa.

She married her sweetheart, Cary Wirt on November 4, 1940 in Missouri. He was an aerospace engineer and she was a dental office manager during their working lives. They spent their retirement years traveling the United States in their motor home after raising their family.

Betty and Cary had four children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cary Wirt and daughter, Priscilla Wirt of Des Moines, Iowa and her daughter, Molly Terrano of Chico, California. Betty is survived by her daughter, Judith Barr; son-in-law, Richard Barr; son, John Wirt, and daughter-in- law, Sherry Wirt and son-in- law, Paul Terrano, all of Chico, California. There are eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Betty left us with these wishes:

I'd like the memory of me

To be a happy one

I'd like to leave an afterglow

Of smiles when life is done

I'd like to leave an echo

Whispering soft down the


Of happy times and laugh

ing times

And bright and sunny


I'd like the tears of those

who grieve

To dry before the sun

Of happy memories that I


When my life is done

As per Betty's instructions, there will be no service. Her final request was for her family and friends to raise a glass and toast a life well lived. Wherever you may be, please join us on Sunday March 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. PDT, by raising a glass and sending a message of love to Betty.

Services have been entrusted to Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. To view obituary and to send condolences to the family go online to nbcfh.com.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Mar. 14, 2010
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