Betty Jean Dravenstatt was born March 2, 1933, in Lansing, Michigan, and passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Hemet. She is survived by her three children, James, Dawn and Ronald, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Betty was retired from the Fullerton Union High School District where she was a transportation secretary, and spent most of her retirement living in Idyllwild, along with her late husband Norman.
Betty enjoyed traveling, crafts and playing the piano/organ while her family sang along. Family was always important to Betty. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to play tricks on her children and grandchildren, and loved God most of all.
Betty served in many churches and organizations, sharing her musical talent, singing and playing the organ and piano in worship services, weddings and special events. She passed this musical talent on to her children and grandchildren.
For the last few years of her life, Betty struggled with health issues, but she never lost her smile and her sense of humor. Everyone she encountered was touched by her capacity to love them and by her love of Jesus. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Hemet Church of the Nazarene, 42655 E. Florida Avenue, Hemet.