Meet your neighbor – Betty Farchi |

Meet your neighbor – Betty Farchi

The Union photoBetty Farchi
John R. Hart | The Union

How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: 41 years

Do I like living here? Of course I love it. My mother and grandparents were born here.

What I do in my spare time: Sierra Travelers, the Over the Hill Gang. I skied for 40 years but had to give it up 20 years ago.

My family: My daughter, Susan, her husband, Terry, and children Rachel and Gretchen and my son Hank and his wife, Donna.

Favorite food: Avocados.

Pets: No longer.

Job: I’m retired.

What I like about my job: Sleeping until 8 a.m.

The best job I ever had: Secretary at Stanford University.

If I won a million: I’d give it to my children and church.

My favorite vacation: Yosemite is always my favorite. I worked there when I was in college. They had dances for the workers in the


My dream vacation: Yosemite for two weeks.

My greatest accomplishment: My family.

What I’d change about the world: I can’t ask for peace because that would never happen. I’d like for the Lord to be in charge. And I’d like to slow growth in this area ” we got here before the freeway.

The most important lesson I’ve learned: I’m learning to think before I speak.

The person who has made the biggest difference in my life: Jesus, my parents, my husband, Larry, and my kids.

Who is your hero? Larry; he’s in heaven now.

The best book I’ve read recently: The Bible

My personal theme song: Glenn Miller’s “Sun Valley Serenade.” I skied there as a kid.

Favorite TV Show: “The Waltons”

A movie I’d recommend: “The Passion of the Christ”

What you should know about me: I enjoy The Union.

Why you, or your ancestors, came to Nevada County: My ancestors were mining engineers who came from Cornwall in 1861.


Who are your neighbors? If you know of a western Nevada County resident to be spotlighted in this feature, contact Becky Trout at or 477-4234.

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