Betty June Sturges

August 19, 1930 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Betty June (Gardner) Sturges


Betty was born August 19, 1930, in Florence, Colorado. The

daughter of Otto Gardner and Mereta Goure. Passed away

September 7, 2023, at home amongst family. Betty was the oldest

of 5 children, one brother: Johnny, and four sisters: Carol, Jean, Judy,

and Mary.

Betty grew up in Arroyo Grande and graduated from Arroyo Grande

High School in 1949. She met the love of her life in high school, and

they married after she graduated. They had two daughters Karon

and Debby. She was a wife, mother to many, sister, bookkeeper for

the business, grandmother, and friend.

Betty loved spending time with family and friends. When her

daughters were younger, she worked part time at a children's

clothing store in Arroyo Grande, she coached Karon’s softball team

and they loved spending summer days together at Avila Beach.

Before purchasing their summer, cabin and spending the summer

months in South Lake Tahoe, the family would spend the summer

weekends on their boat at Lake Nacimiento. Betty and Frank bowled

together weekly and often got together with friends to play cards.

Other hobbies included playing solitaire while watching her favorite

TV shows, she loved to read books and her weekly trips to the

Chumash Casino. Betty lived her life with dignity, integrity, and love.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Frank

Sturges, her mother, father, and sister Mary. Betty is survived by

two daughters: Karon (Sturges) Tomlinson and Debra (Sturges)

Melby; four grandchildren: Aaron Sturges-Melby, Robyn Tomlinson-

York, Ian Tomlinson and Alexander Melby; and 8 great-

grandchildren: Aiden Sturges-Melby, Adalyn Sturges-Melby, Asher

Sturges-Melby, Wesley York, Cody York, Wyatt York, Orin Tomlinson,

Ogden Tomlinson, Harley Giese.

Funeral services are open to all and will be at Marshall-Spoo Sunset

Funeral Chapel. 1239 Longbranch Ave. Grover Beach, CA 93433. The

service will start at 1:11 PM on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023. A

Reception will follow.

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Funeral Service
September 23, 2023

1:11 PM
Marshall - Spoo Sunset Funeral Service Chapel (Longbranch Ave)


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