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BETTY TATUM Born in Pocatello, Idaho on July 15, 1921. Died in Elk Grove, California on May 3, 2016 of complications from congestive heart failure. Mrs. Betty Jeanne Tatum was born to the late Jeanne Catherine and Henry Moore Tomlin. Betty was preceded in death by her loving and endearing husband of 56 years, John Alton Tatum, her sister Beverley Beatrice Ekardt, and her son-in-law Michael Edward Moore. Betty is survived by her loving children: her two sons John and Walter Tatum (and their respective wives April and Karen), as well as her doting daughter Beverley, who dutifully cared for her mother for eight years before Mrs. Tatum's passing. Mrs. Tatum owned and operated Hemet Business Enterprises for a period of 25 years. She resided until 1957 in Arizona, at that point moving to southern California. Betty and John took up residence in the Hemet Valley and called it home until 2008, at which point Mrs. Tatum was transported to Elk Grove, California to live with her daughter, and where she lived out the rest of her life surrounded by loved ones, passing the time watching Jeopardy, reading a library's worth of books and eating ice cream, her favorite dessert. At her request, there will be no services held. Mrs. Tatum will be laid to rest next to her devoted husband at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.


Published in Press-Enterprise from May 27 to May 29, 2016
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