Betty Garner |

Betty Garner

Visitation for family and friends of Betty Ellyn Garner of Nevada City will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Bible Church in Grass Valley, and will be followed by a reception. Burial will be at the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley.

Mrs. Garner died Sunday, Oct. 27, in Nevada City. She was 76.

She was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Kansas City, Kan., to Jennings Bryan and Florence Pearl George. She received a bachelor of arts In education with a minor in religious literature from South Nazarene University in Yukon, Okla. She married Linden G. Garner on Dec. 30, 1950, in Waurika, Okla. She was a homemaker, educator and piano teacher.

She was a member of Calvary Bible Church, past chairman of the Grass Valley Red Cross Blood Drive, and volunteered as a pink lady at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, choir, reading, sewing, camping and board games.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Linden G. Garner of Nevada City; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Marian Garner of Grass Valley; daughters and sons-in-law Ginny and Hal Kurtzman of Van Nuys, Terry and Stan Lysonek of Van Nuys, and Jan and Bob MacDonald of Grass Valley; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bill George, in 2002.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Compassion, P.O. Box 52566, Riverside 92517.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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