Betty Marie Fitz-Patrick

January 19, 1929October 24, 2018

Betty Garner Fitz-Patrick passed away peacefully at home October 24, 2018. She entered Heaven's gates to be with her Lord and Savior, her husband and family members awaiting her there.

Betty was born January 19,1929 in Carthage, Missouri. Her family moved to California when she was about 2 years old and settled on the Limoneira Ranch. She attended Briggs School and graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1947. She met her beloved Eddie through her brother Bud. They married in 1949 and shared 65 years together until Eddie's passing in 2014. They had 4 children: Kathi, Randy, Mark and Jeff.

Betty worked for many years as a receptionist for a couple of area doctors, the longest being 17 years with Dr. David Perlmutter. Betty is survived by her daughter Kathi (Phil) and sons Randy (Betty) and Jeff (Tina), 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Eddie, son Mark, her parents and brothers Alvie and Bud and sister Ruby.

A special thank you to her sister-in-law Betty Garner and dear neighbor Chris Weidenhimer. A very special thank you to Dr. William Speitel, who went above and beyond in treating Mom in these last challenging years.

Graveside services will be at Santa Paula Cemetery with Pastor Leonard DeWitt officiating.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. The American Heart Association, Diabetes Association and Alzheimer's Association were dear to them.


  • Betty Marie Fitz-Patrick Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Sherry Lyons

October 29, 2018

As neighbors and friends for over 7 years, both Moms named Betty it was a great time growing up with children together.
Remember Betty always smiling even when we would get into trouble. The neighborhood was great for growing up. Always something going on at the house, playing ball in the cul de sac until Betty would call the boys in for dinner or chores.
She and Eddie were gracious hosts.
Our sincere sympathies to the family at this time.
The Lyons Family