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Betty Jane Ferris Thrall Sharp


1923 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Betty Jane Ferris Thrall Sharp Obituary
March 9, 1923 - September 4, 2016 Betty was raised by her grandparents Frank and Mary Ferris in Colton, California. Betty Jane Ferris was the 1940 National Orange Show queen. She was married to Howard Burton Thrall in 1940, and had two sons, Larry Burton Thrall and Steven Howard Thrall. Following the death of Howard in 1945, Betty married Forrest Dale Sharp. Betty and Dale spent many happy years playing golf and traveling with the extended Sharp family and many friends before they retired in Palm Desert. Predeceased by Howard Burton Thrall, Forrest Dale Sharp, and her beloved son Larry Burton Thrall. Betty is survived by her son Steven Thrall and her daughter-in-law Beverly Walker Thrall (widow of Larry). She will be missed by her grandchildren: Elizabeth Thrall Clifford (Robby), Kathryn Thrall Porter (Clark), Larry Burton Thrall, junior (Lori), Michael Thrall and Terrisa Thrall Ledford, as well as her twelve great-grandchildren and her loving niece Jill Sharp Delavan. Her last days were made easier by her caregiver Mary Machin. A memorial service honoring her life was held at the Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 22 to Oct. 30, 2016
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