Betty B. Childers |

Betty B. Childers

Betty B. Childers, wife of Howard D. Childers, passed away February 18, 2009.

She died of cancer, but with caregivers and so many family around her, she smiled through it all.

Betty was born April 14, 1923 to Grover C. Blanchard and Lessie Hilley Blanchard in San Antonio, Texas. Her parents and sisters, Lessie B. Grant and Beverly B. Howeth, along with a daughter, Sandra Lee Childers Tinsman, preceded her in death.

She is survived by Howard, her devoted husband who helped her lead a productive life and created 66 years of great happy moments; daughter Linda Childers Stoltzfus (husband Al) of Glenwood Springs; her son Howard (Hob) Childers Jr. (fiance Lisa) of Laguna Beach, Calif.; son-in-law Timothy Lee Tinsman (wife Sue) of McKinney, Texas; nine grandchildren including Michael Hollowell (fiance Genny) of Mission Viejo, Calif., Amy Roggie (husband Karl) of Glenwood Springs and Megan Stoltzfus of Glenwood Springs, and Hilo, HI; eight great-grandchildren including Matthew and Jacob Roggie of Glenwood Springs. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Eleanor Childers of Santa Barbara, Calif.; brother-in-law US Grant and wife, Marcia of San Antonio, Texas; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Betty was an active member of the Tustin Area Woman’s Club for 45 years, enjoying particularly the Crafts and Gadabout sections. She cherished her many friends and great adventures with her motorhome camping club during the past 20 years. Betty always enjoyed here visits in Glenwood Springs.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 23, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at Waverly Chapel in Fairhaven Memorial Park with arrangements by Fairhaven Mortuary in Santa Ana, Calif.

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