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 Betty “'Canadian Lady'” <I>Sherratt</I> Skelly

Betty “'Canadian Lady'” Sherratt Skelly

Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death 3 Apr 2014 (aged 90)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 131654675 · View Source
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Betty passed away peacefully at the age 90 on April 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Francis Skelly and her sister, Dorothy Carbon. Betty is survived by her beloved children, Steve (wife Bev), Jeff and Susan, grandchildren, Tyler, Michael (wife Catrina), Christian, Hally and Kevin, great-grandchildren, Miles and Cohen, as well as numerous loving family members and friends.
Betty was born in Victoria, British Columbia on July 6, 1923 and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia by James and Lillian Sherratt. After graduating from high school at the age of 16, She attended the University of British Columbia. Betty moved to San Francisco in 1948 where she met and married Dr. John Skelly. They moved to La Selva Beach/Rio Del Mar in 1953 where they enjoyed raising their family on the beach and golf course for the next twelve years.
In 1965, John and Betty moved their family to Sacramento where she continued to live for 46 years. Betty was incredibly proud of her family, she loved talking to them or spending time with them as often as possible. She was an avid bridge and domino player, an accomplished piano player and loved to listen to music and dance. Betty played golf and watched sports of any kind. She spent hours talking Giants/49ers, Seahawks/Mariners, Kings and golf with her children and grandchildren.
'Grandma' will always be remembered as someone who loved her family, the piano, fashionable jewelry, and her dog Daisy. She was the life of the party with so many Wonderful stories about all her grand adventures. Her children and grandchildren loved to spend time with her playing round after round of dominos, listening to her play the piano, or just talking about their life and their future plans. She will remain a role model of how to age gracefully, never complaining and always ready to laugh and smile.
Betty was a very successful Real Estate Agent for Lyon Real Estate for 30 plus years. At Lyon Real Estate Betty was known as the 'Canadian Lady' with charm, grace and style. She was a friend you could trust and someone who never judged others. Betty was blessed with family and friends, who will miss her enthusiasm for life and her beautiful smile.
Betty's life will be celebrated to the fullest on Saturday, June 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Nepenthe Clubhouse, 1131 Commons Dr. (Campus Commons), Sacramento.

Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 21, 2014


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