DeYoung Shoreline Chapel

7676 Shoreline Dr, Stockton, CA


Betty Farmer

December 7, 1940July 14, 2019
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Betty was born on December 7, 1940 to the late Nelson (Ham) Hodge and Frances Louise Hodge in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her education in the Davidson County public school system. Betty accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at St. Mark Baptist Church of Nashville, Tennessee. In the early 1960’s, Betty and her daughters left Nashville, TN and relocated to Stockton, California.

In September 9th 1967 Betty married the love of her life, Kenneth J. Farmer. To this union one son was born, Kenneth Jr.. Betty and Kenneth Sr. spent countless hours providing loving care to Kenneth Jr. until he succumbed to his lifelong illness at the age of seven.

Betty graduated from Cosmetology School and she was a licensed beautician in the 1970’s. Later, Betty returned to school and became a Registered Nurse, where she worked at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton for almost forty years until her retirement. Throughout her career Betty received numerous service awards and certificates from St. Joseph’s.

Betty was a very active church member. She served faithfully and enjoyed giving of her time and talents as a church administrator. She was an active participant in various women conferences throughout California.

Betty and Kenneth traveled extensively as members of the Motor Home Club. Betty also enjoyed traveling with friends and family. Her trip to London was one of her memorable trips.

Betty was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She adored her family. Betty enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren-oftentimes telling them, stories about her childhood and how she learned to drive at age 12. It was a special treat to share her favorite gummy bear candy. Betty had a keen sense of humor and often made everyone around her laugh. Betty had a special mission of helping and caring for the Elderly.


  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Chapel Service Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Final Resting Place Saturday, July 27, 2019


Betty Farmer

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Patrice Page

July 27, 2019

Elegance, grace and beauty are words I think of when I think of Mrs Farmer. Always impeccably dressed and sharing her beautiful smile. Truly a virtuous woman

Our condolences are with all of her family. You honored her always


Greg and Patrice

Frankie Reyna

July 27, 2019

Mrs. farmer I can’t recall a moment that you didn’t make me laugh you had a shine to you and a smile that would light up a room you have always been soo welcoming to me and always asked how I was doing I appreciated that so much from you I am so blessed that I was given the opportunity to cross paths with you I’ll never forget the day you almost shot me if anybody wants to know the entire story just ask Dalon until we meet again Mrs farmer

Lisa Monroe

July 27, 2019

Ms.Betty it was always a joyful pleasure every time you was around. You always greeted me with a smile and a "Hi Lisa"
My fondest memory was the Christmas party a couple of years ago. Playing musical chairs. I have never seen anyone cheat like that before. You turned that chair around and sat down. The laughter in that room was priceless.
Thank you for always treating me and my family like part of yours.

Rest peacefully 💙💙💙💙

Penelopy Lee

July 27, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. I feel quite blessed to have been a cargiver to Betty during the last few months of her life. One day I arrived on shift, Betty looked at me, then she looked at my shoes and she said in a sarcastic tone, "Do you have any other shoes?" Betty really made me laugh hard!!! Meeting Betty and her family is like the sweetest fruit in life. I can see that Betty is loved and we'll all miss her.

Antoinette Reed

July 27, 2019

My Dearest Sister

Over the years you and I have accumulated and shared so many memories that we can hold dear to our hearts, and Mom has played a major part in all of them. Thank you for sharing your mom with me from the very beginning.

I am so grateful for "Nurse Betty" who was so kind compassionate and caring when taking care of her brother, my husband Joe during his time of need.

I am sure you'll laugh when you remember the fun times of your daily ritual while playing Family Feud with Mom and Steve Harvey.

Mom would be so proud to know that she will live on through her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Much love ,
Your Sister Toni ❤

Annett Richardson

July 26, 2019

Thanks for being one of the realist person I know. You have always made me feel welcome. I love you Ma Betty. Thanks for making me feel like family. You will be missed. ❤

William and Louisia Robertson

July 26, 2019

We both loved, adored and respected Betty and truly enjoyed the time we shard with her and her loving family! We consider ourselves added family members and Betty always welcomed us with a warm heart and open arms! She often intrigued us with her quick wit, funny jokes and sincere compassion to help others with her experience and knowledge in nursing! In fact, we’ll never forget our plane trip home from our daughter’s graduation in Atlanta, GA as once again we were amazed by Betty’s response to a call for help. It began when one of the flight attendants announced over the PA system that there was a urgent need for a nurse and/or doctor as another passenger needed medical assistance. And that’s when Betty immediately went into her “nurse Betty” mind-set, as she without hesitation raised her hand and volunteered. She then stood up and quickly made her way over to the passenger who needed help. Dear God we thank You for allowing us the privilege and honor of knowing and loving Betty!
Betty you will be loved , missed and always remembered!!

Our love and prayers to Andrea, Karen and family! William and Louisia Robertson

Terry Littlejohn

July 26, 2019

It is with deep sorrow that I must say that Betty Farmer will be missed and is now dancing with the Angels above. Know that she will always be looking down over you all as your Guardian Angel. She was a woman of great style and class.
My heart truly breaks for you all, May God surround you with the strength to get through these difficult days.
God bless and keep you always sending you prayers and blessings 🙏🏽
Love you all Terry Littlejohn

Juanita Lazer

July 26, 2019

Love is a reflection - In the glances of the children, grandchildren, great grand children, friends and family in spirit left behind, there is the outpouring of saddness for the loved one called home. But in those glances too is Love. Love for great woman we have been blessed to be touched by. Be embraced by memories of joy. Continue the legacy. From the Lazer family we embrace you and pray for you always.

Rosezealia Williams

July 23, 2019

We will always cherish the good memories of Mrs. Betty. Her big of heart always made us feel loved. We will always remember that Beautiful laugh along with that Gorgeous smile. She was always kind. Andrea and Karen and rest of the family our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow and wishing you comfort in remembering your wonderful mother.

Robert & Rosezealia Williams
Vacaville, Ca


Amazing Mother, Grandma and GiGi.
An awesome nurse and the best giving, caring friend to many.
You will live in our hearts forever.

To all my family and friends, I just want to tell you "I love you”
Because yesterday is gone, today is almost over, and tomorrow is not promised.