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Keaton’s Redwood Chapel of Marin

1801 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA

OBITUARY

Nina Louise Bettencourt

May 22, 1939December 30, 2019

On Monday, December 30, 2019 Nina Louise (Louwaert) Bettencourt, loving wife and mother of 3 children passed away, at the age of 80 years old.

Nina was born May 22, 1939, in San Francisco, California to William and Dora Louwaert. She lived in Northern California all of her life. She married her high school sweetheart, Raymond Martin Bettencourt Jr. on November 10, 1956 at the young age of 17. Nina graduated from San Rafael High School in June of 1957. In 1959 Ray and Nina started their family. They raised 3 children, Rickey, Cindy and Brian. They celebrated 63 years of marriage. Along with raising her children, Nina and Ray owned and ran a successful construction/real estate management business. She also worked as a hair stylist and florist.

Nina enjoyed the outdoors, camping, tennis, square dancing, traveling, reading, writing poetry and most of all socializing with her family and friends.

Nina was preceded in death by her mother Dora, father William, brothers Ted, Frank, Charlie, Mike and sister Madeline. She is survived by her husband Ray, her 3 children, Rickey, Cindy, and Brian, daughter-in-law, Stacy, and her son-in-law, Jon, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cousin, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law.

Nina was well loved by all of her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

Services will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma, California on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 24, 2020

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Paul Smith

January 24, 2020

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Your mother was always nice to me and I have fond memories of her. My prayers are with you, and her.

Heidi Louwaert

January 11, 2020

All of my favorite memories of family revolve around this incredible woman. Whether we were camping , celebrating a special occasion, or just visiting, Aunt Nina would make you feel LOVED. She was always kind and cheerful and very thoughtful. I will miss her laugh, her sparkle and her hugs. I love you, Aunt Nina

Sharon Smith McChesney

January 9, 2020

So many wonderful memories. But mostly being there for me and my family when my father was ill, all the trips to school, to choir, camping, playing in the yard, too many other things to note. You were always there to talk. I will miss you greatly.

Olivia Roa

January 9, 2020

We all love and miss you!

Serena Egger

January 9, 2020

I am so thankful for the memories I have with you Aunt Nina. From the holiday parties, craft parties, flower bulb planting, lunches and endless phone conversations. Spending time up in Willits, camping, making lunches, playing cards, going to the parades, tea parties. It was all so much fun. You were always there for me and loved to catch up anytime we could. I will always remember all the special times we had together. I’m forever grateful to have had someone as special as you in my life. I’m glad you are with your siblings again as I know how much you missed them. I miss you so much already. Xo

Kathy Sendner

January 8, 2020

So many memories, which to share. She always was there at my worst times in life telling me we will get through it and she is just a phone call away. At my best times she was there to celebrate. A lifetime of love and support is what I remember. I miss and love you so much Aunt Nina. You were one of the biggest blessings in my life 💜

Kathy Sendner

January 8, 2020

So many memories, which one to share. I will simply say at the best times in my life she was there celebrating and showing so much love and support! At the worst times in my life she was there cheering me on and telling me we will get through it together. She always told me no matter what she was there for me. One of the biggest blessings in my life. My world was a better place with her in it. I love and miss you so much Aunt Nina 💜

Kathy Sendner

January 8, 2020

So many memories, which one to share. I will simply say at the best times in my life she was there celebrating and showing so much love and support! At the worst times in my life she was there cheering me on and telling me we will get through it together. She always told me no matter what she was there for me. One of the biggest blessings in my life. My world was a better place with her in it. I love and miss you so much Aunt Nina 💜

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY