Betty Marie Duprest

November 17, 1924June 6, 2021

Betty Marie Duprest, age 96 of Apache Junction, passed away on June 6th, 2021. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on November 17th, 1924. Betty graduated from Ann Arbor High School. She was married to Camiel (Mel) Duprest on May 19th, 1964 in Arizona. Betty worked as a maintenance supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of First Credit Union Board of Directors and had a passion for music, dancing, crafts, and family. Preceded before her in death was her husband, Mel Duprest and Donald Belen. Betty was survived by her children Roger Belen, Constance Belen, Reatha Sage, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held by the family.


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Betty Marie Duprest

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Janey Link

June 14, 2021

Dear Reatha,
I was able to know your mom through our friendship. I always enjoyed playing Bunco with her when you would bring her with you. I will definitely remember her sweet smile, as she was never without one.
Deepest sympathy to you, Connie & your entire family.
Sincerely, Janey & Jerry, too!

Reatha Sage

June 14, 2021

Mom, you will be in my heart forever. Thank you for being the best Mom a girl could ask for. You brought joy and laughter to everyone you touched. Enjoy paradise, you deserve it!

Connie Belen

June 14, 2021

Mom was the most remarkable women who led an amazing life. Above all, she loved her family and was proud of each and every one. I feel Blessed to have had this woman as my mother. She instilled in me the family values she held close. She taught me to be a strong woman. Music was a huge part of her life and there are many nights I fell asleep to the sound of her beautiful voice. I will always cherish those memories. We all miss you but I know you are with the love of your life, dancing your way across heaven. I love you and I will see you again.

Mike & Vesta Melcher

June 14, 2021

So glad that we we able to meet and enjoy some adventures and family gettogethers with Betty. It is so evident how loved she was. Although sad that she is gone, our lives were enriched by her being a part of them.

Brian Galbreath

June 14, 2021

The best grandma ever. Grew up with her always close by. Way to many memories to share. Grandma was always there. Always smiling and often laughing. Although i am very sad with her passing i am also lucky enough to have had a grandmother around for such a long time. Grandma, Tell Grandpa i miss him too. I know you are together and i miss you already.