Betty Joanne Michel
May 29, 1933 – March 5, 2018
The beautiful Betty Joanne (Wells) Michel passed away on March 5, 2018, at the age of 84.
Betty was born in Bradford, PA on May 29, 1933, and was raised in Bakersfield, CS. It was there that she met the love of her life, Ted Walter Michel, while attending Bakersfield High School. The two high school sweethearts married and began their legacy of a family.
In 1956, Betty, Ted, and their three children moved to Venezuela where they spent the next 11 years. While in Venezuela, three more children joined their crew before the family moved to Ventura, CA. After many years making memories on the California coast, Ted and Betty moved to their beautiful ranch in Azalea, OR. This is where Betty’s beloved Ted passed after nearly 50 years of marriage.
Betty spent the remainder of her life in Lincoln, CA, near her daughter Denise and son-in-law Duane. Betty Jo will always be remembered for her love of family and music, as well as her infamous vermicelli.
Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband Ted Michel and her grandson Brandon Michel. She is survived by her children Steve and Jeanne Michel (Camarillo, CA), Denise and Duane Gragg (Lincoln, CA), Mike Michel (Ventura, CA), Ted and Tami Michel (Coarsegold, CA), Marc and Kasie Michel (Jacksonville, OR), and Matt and Sue Michel (Maple Valley,WA), as well as her “darlin’” 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Her family misses her dearly and will cherish every memory shared.