Bette Joyce Hinton
December 4, 1942 – May 5, 2018
Bette Joyce Hinton December 4, 1942 ~ May 5, 2018 Carmel
Bette Hinton, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many, passed away on May 5. She was born in Davenport, Iowa to Edward and Elizabeth Putnam. After Bette graduated from Davenport High School, her father accepted a job with General Electric at Vandenberg Air Force Base testing rockets for the military and the family moved to Santa Ynez, California.
With a keen eye on education, Bette enrolled at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education (B.S. ED.) While attending college, she met her one and only soulmate for life, James Wylie Hinton. Just out of UCLA, he was finishing his Master’s Degree at Cal Poly. They wed on June 25, 1966 and promptly moved to the Monterey Peninsula putting down roots in Carmel where they raised their children, Jennifer and Gregory.
Bette began her amazing 35 years of teaching by starting new programs for the Pacific Grove School District ESL (English as a Second Language) program. She was a member and treasurer of Delta Kappa Gamma (International Society for Women Educators); was active with the Carmel High School PTA, Carmel High School Boosters and was the first female president of Carmel Youth Baseball. Bette also enjoyed her involvement with the Red Hat Society. She leaves behind a wonderful passion………..her friends and the social life they had together, travel, family gatherings, parties and a strong sense of community.
Bette will be reunited with her husband, James, who passed away in July 2008 and her daughter, Jennifer, who passed away in July 2017. She is survived by her son, Gregory, and her granddaughters, Gabriele and Gwyneth Hinton all of Carmel as well as her sister, Phyllis Putnam, and nephew, Dave Rose, both of Santa Ynes.
A Celebration of Life for Bette and Jennifer will take place at the Monterey Elks Lodge on Saturday, June 9 from noon – 5:00 pm. Please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com to sign Bette’s guest book and leave messages for her family.
- Celebration of Life for Bette & Jennifer Saturday, June 9, 2018
Bette Joyce Hinton
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June 2, 2018
To Bette's family,
I am so sorry to learn of Bette's passing. I remember her as a caring teacher, always greeting others with a big smile. She allowed me from time to time to enjoy helping her ESL students learn English . I got got see firsthand how much she cared for them, and they for her. She truly was a blessing to them.
May the memories you made with Bette and the love you shared bring you comfort.
May 31, 2018
Dear Greg, Gabriele, Gwyneth and Family:
We want to express our deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and great friend, Bette. We will always remember with heartfelt gratitude her kindness to us, and we are deeply pleased that she was able to enjoy Jennifer's recent induction into MPC's Lobo Hall of Fame.
There will be so many things in your future that will remind you of the love and kindness of Bette. In that way she will live forever for you, as she will for us.
Again, our loving condolences and best wishes.
Richard and Renee Kezirian