Betty Messenger |

Betty Messenger

Betty Messenger, beloved wife, mother, grandmother,

great grandmother and aunt passed away

July 25, 2013 at Rideout Hospital in Marysville,

Ca. due to complications from Abdominal Aortic

Aneurysm Surgery.

Betty was the youngest of eight children born to

William Edward Boulton and Daisy Anne Greaves

in Manchester, England. Betty immigrated to the

United States in 1946 with her parents. She met

Richard (Dick) Messenger in Hartford, Conn. and

was joined in marriage on September 25, 1954 in

New Britain, Conn. To this union, 3 children were

born, Ann Lynette, Richard Lee Jr. and Nancy Jean.

Prior to moving to Lake Wildwood, Betty was

involved in Youth Accolades for many years at the

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. She enjoyed

bowling, Zumba, playing Bunco and visiting with

her friends.

Betty is survived by her husband of 58 years;

son. Richard Jr. (Elizabeth); daughter, Nancy Jean

(Stan) Crook; 10 grandchildren, April (Jim), Garrett

(Kathy), Sarah, John (Danielle), Kimberly,

Richie, Nicholas, Alex, Stella and Chris; 8 great

grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexa, Makenzie, Meghan,

Bailey, Daniel, Anthony and Jeremiah; sister,

Norma Moyer of Mt. Horeb, Wis.; brother, Ronald

of Ft. Covington, N.Y. and numerous nieces and


She is preceded in death by her daughter, Ann;

her parents; 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

A celebration of life will be at 1:30 on Aug. 18 at

Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Rd., Nevada

City, Calif. and interment will be at Walnut Hill

Cemetery in Kingman, Kan. on May 23, 2014.

Donations may be made to Sierra Nevada Memorial

Foundation or charity of choice.

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