Gloria Diaz Betts
1960 - 2020
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Gloria Diaz Betts

What a gift we were given. From the time she was born in August 1960 until she said goodbye on 8 March 2020, Gloria Diaz Betts brought grace, love, and light to everyone blessed to know her. If a person's life can be measured by the love of their friends and family, Gloria's life was very well-lived. The scrapbooks she lovingly crafted will ensure we always remember her shy smile, infectious laughter, and love for life.

Gloria was truly a local girl, graduating from Oxnard High in 1979 and working for 37 years at NSWSES. Starting as a student aid; she retired as the lead Program Analyst for multiple major programs. Her incredible intellect and work ethic, combined with a willingness to share her deep knowledge by mentoring others, earned the respect and admiration of colleagues worldwide.

It was at work that she met her husband Bruce. If ever there were two souls meant to be together forever, it is them. They were inseparable and together built a life full of joy and love. They were blessed with two wonderful children, Christopher and Samantha. Whether it was volunteering at school, being the Team Mom or Dance Mom for sports, or exploring new places on family vacations, Gloria never missed a chance to spend time with her kids. Her honesty, unconditional love, and endless encouragement made her the perfect mom, adored by Chris and Samantha's friends. Her love and strength were the foundation that the family was built on; we see many of her qualities in her children and know they will spread the same light that she did.

Although Gloria was the youngest child, she had a wise old soul that made her a calm and steady presence for the entire family. She held a deep faith, and it's certain that until we meet again, she is watching over us, gently guiding us to always do the right thing. She is now reunited with her sister Sylvia and we can only imagine the joy and hugs they are sharing. Her parents, Jose and Anna Diaz, and siblings Lupe, Jess, Ralph, and Marty remain here to cherish and honor her memory. So many nieces and nephews who she loved with all her heart will carry her spirit with them as well; Auntie LaLa will never be forgotten.

We'd like to give thanks to all the wonderful people who provided support and love as she bravely wrote her final chapter. If you believe as she did that helping a child in need is a wonderful thing, please consider a donation to Royal Family Kids Camp through St. Johns Lutheran Church in Oxnard. It was a cause she volunteered for and passionately supported.

Every moment we had with her was a gift. She was a rare and pure soul who radiated kindness; every life she touched is better for having known her. The pain of her leaving so soon is quieted by the overwhelming gladness that she was part of our lives for the time we had together.

Gloria always thought of others before herself. We know that she would understand and approve of the decision to hold the celebration of her wonderful life at a future time when the health and safety of her many friends and family are better served.

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Published in Ventura County Star from Mar. 18 to Mar. 22, 2020.
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March 29, 2020
Gloria was one of the key people I relied on in the Missile Dept. She educated me, nearly daily and her advice was always good. I send my condolences to Bruce and her "kids".
Jim Frick
March 27, 2020
my sweet little cousin Gloria you will always be my litte cousin ! Although I didn't know you so much in adulthood you will always be in my memory with you ponytails in those beautiful curls!
Be Happy with Sylvia N be in Gods arms!
Martha Beltz
March 25, 2020
March 24, 2020
We all miss Gloria very much. My heart goes out to her family at this difficult time.
Julie Huffman
March 24, 2020
Gloria you are missed. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us all! Many an analyst was influenced in some way by you. My condolences to the Betts family.
Joaquin Vierra
March 24, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss Bruce.
Jan Mounce
March 24, 2020
Bruce and family, I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve. God bless.
Amelia Macias
March 23, 2020
Since the day you retired you were immediately missed within our Branch. you're inspiration and work ethics became a legend in our hearts. thanks for the great memories and may god bless you on your next journey. -Efren Carrillo
March 23, 2020
Bruce & family, my condolences and prayers, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Janet Ramirez
March 22, 2020
Betts Family Gloria was a Priceless Gem I had the pleasure of knowing. May God bless you and give you strength. To absent from our bodies is our soul is with our Lord Hesus Christ of Nazareth. Gina Robles Fuentes
Gina Robles Fuentes
March 21, 2020
Gloria was and still an awesome and always a sweet person! Prayers and blessings to Bruce and their children! Rest in Peace sister!
Greg Wakatsuki
March 21, 2020
Rest in Peace Gloria! We will always remember you for your kind heart the love you shared with everyone!!
Steve and
March 21, 2020
I was a childhood friend of Glorias from Harding and a NSWSES coworker. Im so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May God grant you strength during this difficult time and may she rest in peace.
Delia Preciado
March 20, 2020
Bruce, Christopher, and Samantha, I can't begin to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a warm and loving person. Gloria is a special person and her loss leaves her family and this world with a big void! Working with Gloria and Bruce was a blessing because it allowed us to become friends outside of the workplace. That friendship is something that Daisy and I will always cherish. We are thinking of the Betts family in their time of need. We've been praying lots for the entire family and especially Gloria. Along with everyone that knows and loves the Betts family we now pray for them to be comforted in their time of grief. God bless you all and we know Gloria will Rest In Peace.
Rich and Daisy Lajoie
March 20, 2020
Bruce, Chris, and Samantha. So sad to hear of Gloria's passing. Will always remember her smilimg. We know she is with God but we grieve that she is not here. Certainly she is watching over you. May you find comfort in knowing that so many care about you. The Dominy Family
Suzanne Dominy
March 20, 2020
Bruce, Christopher, and Samantha,

Our deepest condolences to you and the family. Gloria was one of the first people I met when I begin at NSWSES. She was always a ray of sunshine.

May God provide strength and comfort to you at this time and in the future.

1 Thes 4:13-17
Dave and Michelle Brown
March 19, 2020
Prayers to the Betts family. She's in a Greater Place.
Roberto Sicam
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