Betty Jean Samora

April 5, 1934June 15, 2017

Betty Jean “Grandma Betty” Samora passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2017.

She was born on April 5, 1934 in Oklahoma to the late Larken and Lillian Cutbirth.

Betty Jean is survived by four sons Joe, David, Jack & Freddy, a brother Jerry Cutbirth, 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Tony and a grandchild.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 9:30-11AM with a funeral service beginning at 11AM at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery.


  • Viewing Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Betty Jean Samora

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Randy Cutbirth

June 19, 2017

Hello everyone. My name is Randy Cutbirth. I greatly apologize if this seems inappropriate, I couldn't think of anywhere else to post this. First of all, I want to say I'm sorry for the family's loss :(.

I am looking to connect with anybody who might have information on this lady's father, Larkin Cutbirth. Larkin was a distant cousin of mine. His father, William Cutbirth, was a 3x great uncle to me. William's sister, Nancy Cutbirth, was my great-great grandmother. If there's anyone who can help please contact me at Again, I am sorry for the family's loss.

Denise Borquez

June 18, 2017

I'll never forget the memories you and tony shared with me and my family at your house. May you be together with tony again in heaven .

David Borquez

June 18, 2017

Many memories of my father's youth were retold to us. One in particular includes you and Uncle Tony dancing to Hank Williams. May you dance again with him in Heaven. I visited my uncle's grave and saw a Chicken...Uncle Tony loved the Country life, but also getting dressed up and dancing. I remember visiting you in Santa Maria. That was 1984 and my Dad was my age now. You are loved.

June 17, 2017

We will miss you so much grandma. Thank you for all the beautiful childhood memories .

You granddaughter