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George Betts

In accordance with his wishes, no services will be held for George W. Betts. Mr. Betts passed away June 6 in Grass Valley. He was 90.

Mr. Betts was born May 31, 1917, to Charles and Louie Waterbury Betts in Chappell, Neb. He graduated from Chappell High School in 1934.

Between June 7, 1941, and Oct. 18, 1945, Mr. Betts served as a technical sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps. On April 14, 1947, he married Vivian Davies in Carson City, Nev.



Mr. Betts had been the owner of Imperial Upholstery on Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley since 1950. He was a member of the Grass Valley Elks, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the NRA. His hobbies included skeet shooting, playing pool at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge every day and telling great stories. He was also an avid fly fisherman.

Mr. Betts is survived by his nephews Dan Forbes and wife, Denise, of Grass Valley, Larry Forbes and wife, Margaret, of Nevada City, Bob Forbes and wife, Ann, of Galt, Randy Strosnider and wife, Keri, of Colfax, Greg Strosnider and wife, Dorothy, of Oroville, and Charlie Norman and wife, Ester, of Lees Summit, Mo.; nieces Joan Key and husband, Mike, of Grass Valley, Linda Bacon and husband, Paul, of Idaho, Sharon Coombs and husband, Steve, of Rancho Cordova, Cheryl Young of Rancho Cordova and Marge Engelmann and husband, Jerry, of Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Betts, of Grass Valley; and sister, Jessie Peltzer, of Missouri.




Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 2399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary


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