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Green Acres Memorial Park & Mortuary

11715 Cedar Ave, Bloomington, CA

OBITUARY

Elizabeth "Betty" Cable

January 3, 1928July 13, 2019

Elizabeth “Betty” Cable, 91, was a long time resident of Fontana, CA. She passed away peacefully in her home on July 13, 2019. Betty was born January 3, 1928 in Hannibal, Missouri. Betty always loved school. In junior high she was active in the band playing cornet and cello. She loved participating in all the drama productions. At Hannibal high school she was active in band, choir, drama and was on the honor roll. Betty was also a band majorette in both junior high and high school. Next she attended Hannibal La Grange Junior College for two years where she earned her A.A. degree and learned to play the piano. She then attended Kirksville State Teachers College for two years and earned her B.A. degree Education. She loved college life living with nine Sorority girls in a local home sharing only one bathroom. Oh, the stories she told!! While at Kirksville she was even elected Homecoming Queen! While in college Betty met Lloyd Johns and married him in 1950. They had two girls, Vicki and Julie, and later divorced in the early 1960’s. For seven years Betty taught English, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and was in charge of many musical productions in both Kirksville and Shelbina, Missouri. In 1957 Betty and her family moved to California. In 1958 she started teaching third grade at the brand new Juniper Elementary School in Fontana where she taught for 32 years retiring in 1990. Betty taught for a total of 39 years. She truly loved every day of her teaching career and touched so many lives of children and their families. In 1964 Betty reconnected with Robert “Bob” Cable who she dated in college. They were married in1965 and Bob adopted Julie (age 3) as his own. Bob taught for 8 years until his struggle with Parkinson’s forced him to retire. Betty and Julie cared for him in their home until he passed in 1990. Betty loved to spend time with her family, friends, and her cat Reba. She was active in the Rialto United Methodist Church. Other groups she belonged to were Fontana Teachers’ Association, California Retired Teachers’ Association, National Education Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Eastern Star and her college sorority. Betty is survived by her two daughters Vicki (Johns) Parsons and Julie (Cable) Fernandes, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Betty is now at peace and has earned her wings to reside with the Lord!!

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 26, 2019

Memories

Elizabeth "Betty" Cable

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D Velasquez

July 28, 2019

She was my 3rd grade teacher at Juniper. I'm 42 now. You do the math. I received a referral from her and was sent to Mr. Bentley's office along with my dad. I recall when the space shuttle challenger went down in 1986. She was shedding tears as she placed her arm around me as we looked out the window to the sky. She was very strict in class, but she was a great teacher. Ah, the memories. Sorry for giving her a hard time!

Tyson Sontag

July 26, 2019

I remember her as my 3rd grade teacher. I wasn't the best student, but she was always kind and caring to me and her other students.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY