Retired Oakland Unified School District Teacher Betty D. Flanagan beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, neighbor, and friend departed her earthly life on October 10, 2008 in Oakland, CA. She served as a dedicated teacher with the Oakland Unified School District for over 37 years. She influenced the lives of countless students who attended: Frick Jr. High School, McChesney Jr. High School, Lowell Middle School and Castlemont High School. She devoted her talents and efforts to providing the students of Oakland with an education that would prepare them to become tomorrow's leaders. She is survived by Vester Flanagan Sr.; stepmother Alice Sheriff; her two daughters Valerie and Vicki; one son, Vester; four sisters Carolyn, Brenda, Sharon, and Pearl; two brothers Fred and William; two grandchildren, Hadiyah and Miles; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be held Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 11am at CP Bannon 6800 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94621.
Published in Bay Area News Group publication from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2008.