Arbutus Anderson


March 31, 1922 - April 3, 2014

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Arbutus “Bettie” Anderson, 92, peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Rocklin, California. Bettie was born on March 31, 1922 in Ione, California to Bill and Esther Throssel. She was a longtime resident of Stockton, California.

Bettie and her husband Albert loved and cared for each other during the 70 years of their marriage. They were long time active members of the Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. They had a talent for friendship and valued their many lifelong friends. They had a wonderful life together.

Bettie loved her family, her friends, travel and fun. She sang and played the piano every day. She enjoyed painting and many other artistic and creative activities. Bettie was appreciated for her thoughtfulness and kindness. Many will remember that our dear Bettie always saw the best in others. She was brave and taught us all that anything can be achieved if we are willing to work hard enough. She made great chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and deviled eggs.

Bettie is predeceased by her husband Albert; parents Bill and Esther; brother Boyd Throssel; and daughter Sandra Clays. She is survived by son Richard Anderson; daughter Linda Anderson; grandchildren Christina Maggard, Nathan Speed, and Jon Stone; great-grandchildren Bradley and Alissa Maggard, Kendra Lee, and Jon Dylan and Seth Stone; nephews Leslie, Terry, Michael, and Patrick Throssel.