Betty Walp |

Betty Walp

A celebration of life open house for Betty Walp of Nevada City will be at 11 a.m. Friday at her former office at102 Argall Way.

Mrs. Walp died Monday, Nov. 11, in Grass Valley. She was 81.

She was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Louisiana to Mr. and Mrs. C.B. “Ben” Miller.

She was co-owner of Walp & Associates, a Nevada City bookkeeping and accountancy firm, for 22 years. She enjoyed bridge and reading, and belonged to several bridge groups in Lake Wildwood and Nevada City.

Mrs. Walp is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Hal Ellis of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Sheri and Tom Gailbreath of Nevada City; son and daughter-in-law, Buzz and Cheryl Gilliam of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; sister, Beverly Hayda of Colorado; brother, Eugene Miller of Quincy; and grandchildren, Corey and Nick Gailbreath of Nevada City, Sheila and Aaron Gilliam and Karen Gilliam King, all of Glenwood Springs, Kelli Ellis Emili of Zanesville, Ohio, Mardee Ellis Oliver of Spokane, Wash., and Erick Ellis of Woodinville, Wash.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Iva Rae Miller Ross; and her parents.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway in Grass Valley.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society of Grass Valley.

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