OBITUARY

Betty Lou Capotosto

28 June, 194324 December, 2020

Betty Lou Capotosto of Riverside, California passed away on December 24, 2020 at the age of 77.

Betty Lou was born on June 28, 1943 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Betty Jo Ingram and J.C. Whitefield. Betty Lou relocated to California and spent the majority of her life living in Riverside, California. She worked for years with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Corrections before dedicating decades of her life to advocating and caring for our most vulnerable children as a foster-parent.

Lucky in love, Betty Lou was no stranger to marriage. She married Ronnie Cook on May 30, 1981 and in the midst of their 21-year adventure, they adopted 6 children together. Betty Lou married Ronald Capotosto on November 9, 2012, her self-proclaimed true-love. Widowed by the tragic death of Ron, Betty Lou was kept company by Rick Giles, whom she is known to have had more fun with than she thought possible.

Betty Lou is survived by 8 children, Michele Grossman, Tiffany Hamm, Dennis Ray, Arthur Cook, Sean Cook, Patricia Cook, Derrick Cook and Thomas Rocha as well as 2 step-children, Ronald Capotosto, Jr. and Josh McAlister and last but not least, 26 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was loved by more than can be counted and her legacy will live on in the lives she’s changed and love she’s left behind.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary located at 7944 Magnolia Ave in Riverside. Sadly, seating at the memorial will be limited due to COVID. A celebration of life will follow at 5880 Sandoval Ave in Riverside wherein all will be welcomed to visit, share stories and sing karaoke – dinner and refreshments to be provided.

May we all strive to live life with as much purpose, enthusiasm and joy as Betty Lou, a special soul, never to be forgotten by anyone that has had the pleasure to meet her.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, 15 January , 2021

Memories

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Barbara Rivera

15 January 2021

I will miss your phone calls
Barbara how do I put this on my phone or my computer it won't let me do this !
Then since we both had a couple more then 6 children she would say lets go eat at Mc Donald's and fill that place up! Then in the summer she always said come over bring the kids we can go swimming.
These are a few of my good memories.
Rest in the Arms of God

Shawna McPhee

14 January 2021

Rest In Peace Grandma Betty. You were such an amazing, loving, talented, kind hearted, caring woman. I will miss hearing you sing Hotel California and I Got You Babe. Have a margarita for Jacob and I! Until we meet again. ❤️

Tiffany Crandell

9 January 2021

My little mama… My best friend… my hero… you gave me life, you taught me wisdom you taught me forgiveness you taught me unconditional love...you are with me everywhere, I hear your voice, your laughter, and feel your strength. My mind is flooded with memories of you... my heart is full with the gifts you gave through just your presence. I thank you for being...you still live within all whose lives you touched...I love you mom ... always in my heart

Arthur Cook

9 January 2021

My mom was the most loving,kind person in this world she loved kids so much doing foster care for 30 years she blessed so many children that came through her house, and handpicking me, dennis,sean,derrick,patty,and Tommy to add to her family I was so blessed to be chosen to be one of her kids she was always there for me through thick and thin and ups and downs she was the best mom,and grandma in the world no one else could come close to her and her love for our family I' am heartbroken and wish me and everyone else had more time with her I know she is in heaven with Ron and the Lord and will be watching down over all of us sending her love from above she will be in our hearts forever and she will be dearly missed by all of us I love you Mama Bear rest in peace

Rickie Giles

9 January 2021

I love you betty lou your gone to heaven but you will never be forgotton i will Miss you forever

Eric Blair

9 January 2021

My sweet grandma - always so incredibly compassionate, kind, strong, fun-loving, outgoing, independent and rambunctious. Always the life of the party, the Karaoke Queen. No longer with us in person but her love and laughter will never fade. She will be forever missed and always in the hearts of so many. Rest in peace my sweet grandma.

Sharon Najar

4 January 2021

Betty Lou was my sister and the most amazing person I have ever known. We both went through a lot of similar situations. But we were always survivors and I could always depend on her love and I loved her capacity for fun. She was beautiful inside and out. My condolences to all friends and family. She will be forever missed and loved

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY