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Betty Jean (Ashley) Weiss

September 13, 1916 – August 27, 2017

Born in Lodi California and raised in San Joaquin County, she was an only child to Lester and Margaret Ashley. She graduated from the College of the Pacific (now UOP) in Stockton and taught school for a number of years before moving to San Francisco. She began her career at California Physicians Service (CPS) in the Professional Relations Department. Shortly after, she met and married Joseph Weiss who was a printing supplier to CPS. In 1957 Joe and Betty bought a new home for their family in the City on Mt. Davidson in which she lived for 60 years, independently to the end.
Retired from CPS (now Blue Shield) in 1981 she enjoyed her 40 years there, where she rose to management and made many lifelong friends. Betty expanded her horizons as a student at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco for 30 years attending two days a week. She also attended the theatre, ballet and opera. After their retirement, travel was a way of life for Joe and Betty for many years building wonderful memories. Betty continued to travel up until a few years ago. Joe, predeceased her in 2005 shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary.
Betty was close to her immediate family: daughter Jane Weiss Harder and Jack Amick of Rocklin and Betty's Grandsons Stephen Harder, wife Melissa and Great Grandson Weston. Grandson Scott Harder, his wife Randi and Great Grandchildren Faith and Nolan. Betty's son Wallace Weiss of Arcata CA., his daughter Jean Salazar and family and Wally's son Jed Weiss of Montana and Great Grandson Jaron. Betty is also survived by her cousins Shirley Jacobs of San Francisco and Jim Salini of Redding CA.
Just short of her 101st Birthday, Betty enjoyed celebrating the Holidays, Birthdays and social events with her family who will dearly miss her. Betty was the matriarch of her family and proud of them. She was an amazing woman and in good health with an active mind and body, always eager to learn and stay well informed.
Betty passed away from natural causes in her home. A private Celebration of Life service will be held in the future.
Memorial gifts may be made to the in her name.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 17, 2017
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