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 Susan Elizabeth “Betty” <I>Orr</I> Arena

Susan Elizabeth “Betty” Orr Arena

Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina, USA
Death 18 Sep 2010 (aged 85)
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, USA
Burial Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, USA
Plot Pg 5, Sec 349
Memorial ID 106068792 · View Source
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Sonora CA; Union Dem; 2010-9-27

Sonora resident Sue Elizabeth "Betty" Arena died Saturday at Avalon Care Center in Sonora. She was 85.

Born in Brevard, N.C., she moved to Sonora with her family in the 1930s.

She worked as a nurse in Sonora, Stockton and San Francisco. She also cut Christmas trees, harvested pine cones and worked as a bartender.

She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, doing puzzles, cooking, walking, collecting rocks, spending time with her family and bowling. She also entered floral arrangements in the county fair, where she won many awards, and was handy with a skill saw, her family said.

She was survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, one daughter and son-in-law, a sister, nine grandchildren and their spouses, and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen Orr and Effie Galloway-Orr; brothers, Kenneth, Lyndon and James Orr; and sister Lois Orr-Hernandes.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northern California, 1060 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043.





  • Created by: P. L. Mohr
  • Added: 2 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106068792
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Elizabeth “Betty” Orr Arena (21 May 1925–18 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106068792, citing Columbia Public Cemetery, Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, USA ; Maintained by P. L. Mohr (contributor 14716167) .