March 26, 1936February 16, 2012

BETTY DICUS Betty D. Dicus, 75, administrative secretary, of Henderson, died Feb. 16, 2012. Visitation 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28. Rosary service 5 p.m., both at Palm, 800 S. Boulder Highway. Mass at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 29, St. Peters Catholic Church, 401 S. Boulder.

Arrangements under the direction of Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, Henderson, NV.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 29, 2012


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patricia Bourgeois Miller

May 25, 2012

Mike-I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Betty. I wish I had contacted her earlier and had a chance to get to know her. Please share my condolences with my brother Jim. I would truly enjoy talking to you about Betty and the family some time. Uncle Al (Sica), also wanted me to offer his condolences to you and the family. All My Sympathy, Patricia

Larry Dicus

March 6, 2012

Jane and I thought the service to celebrate Betty's life was outstanding and a great tribute to a life well lived. We know you are surrounded by loving and caring friends and family who are there for you. Jane and I will keep in contact and continue to pray for you. May God's grace provide you with comfort. We hope to see you soon.
Larry and Jane

February 28, 2012

Dear Mike, we are so saddened to hear about Betty. We will all miss her so much. She was such a bright and happy part of so many of our fun times and wonderful memories. It is because of her and her photography talents that we have so many of these memories recorded for us to enjoy forever. We will always be grateful for that. She will remain in our hearts and fond memories always. And you both are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Our love to you both. Love, Steve, Kathy, Matthew, Shawn and Ashley Keelin

Teri Speltz

February 27, 2012

Mike- Im so sorry for your loss. You remain in mine and my families prayers during this horribly sad time. I wish I was there so I could give you a hug. Much Much love, Teri and family.

Dianna and Ralph Fyke

February 27, 2012

Betty was a wonderful lady who gave lots of love to everyone. She never failed to be there capturing lots of picture memories for everyone experiencing an important moment of their life. Her memory will be treasurered by us all. Love Always.


Betty - "look Mom I'm Standing"


First Holy Communion






Elizabeth Delores Dicus was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Betty will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

She was the daughter of Annette and William Bourgeois. Betty grew up in Watertown, MA.

Betty was raised with three siblings. She had two older brothers, Jim and Bill, one older sister, Irene. Betty was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

As a young girl, Betty had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Betty was an active child who took part in Baseball. She was a Toastmaster. However, to Betty, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

A typical teenager, Betty had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Watertown High in 1953. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

On April 26, 1969 Betty exchanged wedding vows with Michael Earl Dicus at Little Chapel Of Flowers of West Covina, CA. Empathic and loyal, Betty was committed to making her new family happy.

Fortunately, Betty enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Betty worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was Real Estate Appraisal Secretary. She was employed for 35 years by Bank Of America. Betty always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Betty enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were square dancing, bowling, golf, dice, and playing live ooker. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Betty found pleasure in sports. Recreational sports included bowling, golf. Betty was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were golf and football.

Throughout her life, Betty was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout her later years, Betty was an active member of the independent order of forresters.

Betty’s faith was important to her. She was a member of St Peters Church for 16 years. During that time, she was in charge of the 10 am ushers and eucharistic ministers.

Betty enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included Lake Tahoe, and 14 criuses to variuos places, Alaska, Caribbean and trips to Europe, Hawaii, and the Grand Canyon.

When Betty’s retirement finally arrived in 1995, she was well prepared. Her new life involved relocating to Henderson, NV. In retirement, she found new pleasure in playing live poker, dice, and video poker and line dancing. Even in retirement, Betty continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Betty was active in her new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

Betty passed away on February 16, 2012 at St Rose Siena Hospital from cancer. She is survived by husband, Mike, Nephew Jim Jr. Sister-in-law Fran. Services were held at St Peters Church.

      Simply stated, Betty was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Betty leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Elizabeth Delores Dicus.