Betty Jane <I>Little</I> Carse

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Betty Jane Little Carse

  • Birth 6 Jan 1918 Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
  • Death 22 Aug 2010 Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana, USA
  • Burial Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 57692050

Betty Carse, 92, former longtime resident of Salinas, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Discovery Care Center in Hamilton, Mont.
She was born Betty Jane Little, Jan. 6, 1918, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Betty was the youngest daughter of Charles Elmer Little and Clara McMillan Little, however when she was just four her brother, the lifelong apple of her eye, was born. The family moved to Southern California in the 30's, where Betty later met and, in 1936, married Leon "Deede" Carse. Leon became a career Navy officer and that career took he and Betty to many Naval bases around the US. They eventually settled in Salinas where they both lived until he passed away in 1974. Betty continued to live in Salinas until her failing health required constant care and in July 2007, her family assisted her in moving to Montana where she would be close to her niece, Carole Long.
Betty was a member of Eastern Star, where she served in various offices, including Worthy Matron in 1968.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Clara Little; her beloved husband, Leon "Deede" Carse; her sisters, Dorothy Shoemaker and Marian Warren, and her brother, Charles "Chuck" Little; and nephew, Richard Shoemaker.
Survivors: She is survived by nieces, Patricia (David) Azevedo, Carole Long, Robin (John) Gough and Candy (Tim) Cook, and nephew, Bill (JoAnn) Shoemaker, as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews and a caring friend, Mike McLaughlin.
Visitation: From 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas.
Graveside services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas.
Celebration of Life: Will follow at the Clubhouse of Sherwood Lake Mobile Home Park.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Betty's name to Veterans of Foreign Wars, organizations supporting orphans or animals, or your favorite charity.
Arrangements: Struve and Laporte Chapel.
Online condolences: www.struveandlaporte.com.


Published in The Salinas Californian on August 25, 2010


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  • Created by: Kathy Burpo Woodworth
  • Added: 25 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57692050
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Jane Little Carse (6 Jan 1918–22 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57692050, citing Garden of Memories, Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA ; Maintained by Kathy Burpo Woodworth (contributor 46936687) .