Private services are planned for Betty Ann Mathews, 76, of Ivanhoe. Betty was born Oct. 28, 1930 in Woodlake to Bill and Leota Washburn. She passed away Feb. 7, 2007 after a lengthy illness. Betty attended schools in Woodlake and was married to Howard Mathews, in November of 1948. She retired from the J.D. Martin Ranch/Sunkist where she had been employed as a manager for over 30 years. She later worked for Klink Citrus in Ivanhoe.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Leota Washburn, daughter, Christine and son, Billy, also brothers Morris and Donald and sister Billie Louise.

Betty is survived by her loving husband Howard and her sisters Dorothy Speir of Lodi and Joyce Simmons and husband Buck of O'Neals, Calif., also by several nieces and nephews. Also surviving brothers-in-law Everett and Derrill Mathews and their wives and her special friends Bud and Florence Webster. Betty will be truly missed by family and friends. Remembrances in Betty's name may be made to Hospice of Tulare County, 900 W. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93291. Condolences may be sent to [email protected]. Arrangements under the direction of Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel.

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