Charles Arthur Betts
1924 - 2020
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Charles was born September 5, 1924 to Norman and Dorothy Betts and went home to be with his wife Eileen and Jesus on the morning of June 3, 2020. His health declined quickly during May and he passed with little pain. He served in the Navy during WWII from Oct 1942 through Jan 1946. Charles married Pearl Eileen Ruddock on Sept 13, 1946 and lived in Fresno since 1965. He retired from US Steel American Bridge after 23 years of service in 1985. He moved to San Joaquin Gardens in Fresno after Eileen passed on Christmas morning 2009. He enjoyed family, skiing, sailing, organ club, church activities, traveling, model trains and projects. He was devoted to Fresno First Baptist Church in various capacities. He loved the staff, his friends and life at San Joaquin Gardens. His surviving family celebrating his life through virtual memorial activities on Facebook are brothers Norm (Donna), Dick (Kirsten), sons Tom (Therese), Stan (Rodonna), Doug and Bob (Wattie). His cherished grandchildren are Tom (Diane), David (Jess), Greg (Heather), Justin (Jessica) and Christy. He has fifteen great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren. Search "Charles Betts" on Facebook

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Published in Fresno Bee on Jun. 14, 2020.
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June 15, 2020
Knew Charlie as a friend as we taught Sunday School together at First Baptist in Fresno. We enjoyed water skiing behind Charlie's boat at Millerton Lake. He was a outstanding individual who always had a ready smile. Charlie was a fine community member and will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Richard Shore
June 14, 2020
I knew Charlie from the Fresno Yacht Club. He always had a big smile and was a hard working member of the San Juan 21 Fleet. I'll miss him up at the Lake.
Chuck Philips
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