Obituary of Betty Dobbs
Betty (Jean) Ligon Dobbs passed away on March 12, 2015, surrounded by boundless love from family and close friends.
She was a beautiful and gracious woman who left an everlasting legacy as a gifted educator, nurturing parent, adoring grandparent and beloved wife to Dennis for 44 years. Betty was a person who dedicated herself to others, unconditionally. She was an inspiring elementary school teacher who taught nearly 2,000 students spanning her 40-year career. She was passionate about the children she taught and took great pride in watching them thrive. Betty taught locally in the Pleasant Ridge School District and also in the Hillsborough City School District in the Bay Area. Her creativity introduced children to the joys of music, love for learning about worldwide cultures and developing the skills and passion for reading.
Betty was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She relocated to Northern California where she met her husband, a fellow teacher at the time. She and her family moved from San Carlos to Lake Wildwood. Betty was a longtime Nevada County resident for 36 years.
Family was always her priority and she blessed all of us with her kindness and gentle spirit. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Kristin Dobbs Menicou; son-in-law Andreas of Millbrae; and her three beautiful granddaughters, Eleni, Evelyn Rose and Jeanie (her namesake). She is also survived by her son Patrick; daughter-in-law Megan Corbett Dobbs of Zephyr Cove, Nevada; and her two darling grandsons, Corbett and Griffin.
She adored her family and took everlasting pride in being a grandma. Her friends were many and the family feels blessed and thankful to have had their prayerful support and love throughout Betty’s brave battle with cancer. Betty’s family and friends have a deep feeling of gratitude for the blessing of her life of purpose and giving. She was so loving, so loved and is now so missed.
Remembrances can go to Hospice of the Foothills.
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