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Betty Kathryn Burnside Annable
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Birth: May 16, 1915
Death: Nov. 5, 2006

BETTY KATHRYN ANNABLE Former Resident of Castro Valley May 16, 1915 - November 5, 2006 Born Betty Kathryn Burnside and raised in Eastern Oregon the youngest of six children. The family moved to Michigan during her teen years. Betty attended Western State Teachers College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she graduated with honors. It was while she was in college that she met and married Forrest J. Annable, and then began her teaching career and her family. In 1949, Betty was offered a Director position with the Girl Scouts of America and had a choice of either going to New York or California. She and Forrest chose California and settled in Castro Valley. After leaving the Girl Scouts, Betty continued her teaching career at Castro Valley Elementary School. From there she taught at Chabot Elementary and A.B. Morris. She then attended Stanford University to get her Administrative Degree and became Vice Principal of Earl Warren School in Castro Valley. She retired from education in the early sixties and with her best friend, opened a Hawaiian clothing store called The House of Muus on Castro Valley Blvd. before moving to a new location on Redwood Rd. While operating her business, Betty became the President of the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce and then its Director where she remained until her retirement in the early 1980's. Forrest passed in 1983, and Betty later married Harold Wetherell who had been, along with his wife Helen, an old friend from Michigan. Harold and Forrest had worked together in the war factories in northern Michigan during World War II, while Betty and Helen stayed in Kalamazoo where they taught school. Harold and Betty moved to Clayton from Castro Valley in 1994 where they lived together until Harold's death in 2001. During her final years, Betty was lovingly taken care of by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Bob Sexton in Clayton. Betty enjoyed a rich and memorable life and made a difference in the lives that she touched. Betty was preceded in death not only by her husband, Forrest but also by her son, Roderic Forrest Annable in 1988. She is survived by her daughters, Vicki Sexton and Meredith Annable Ortiz, her grand children, Erin Minor, Kerry Hansen, Greg Annable, Trisha Berard, Kevin Ortiz, Lori Alaga, Michael Ortiz, Amy Callaghan and Erika Sexton, all who loved her very much. She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren, other beloved family members and many friends. Memorial services celebrating Betty's life will be held Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519.

Alameda Times-Star 11/12/06.
Created by: Travelingal
Record added: Jun 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38437320

God in peace.
- Travelingal
 Added: Jun. 17, 2009

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