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Betty Jean McKinley

August 1, 2023
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It is with deep love and profound respect that we celebrate the life of Betty J. McKinley, a woman who epitomized strength, resilience, optimism, and generous love. Born on February 19, 1932, in Denver, Colorado, Betty's journey of 91 years concluded on August 1, 2023, in La Quinta, California. Through her life, she demonstrated the power of positivity and the beauty of generosity, leaving an indelible mark on everyone she encountered.

Betty's story is one of remarkable commitment and dedication. She was a woman who embraced life with vivacity and a spirit that was infectious. Her education in Denver, Colorado, laid the foundation for her professional success. Betty then dedicated 37 years of her life as the General Manager for four apartment complexes in Anaheim, showcasing her leadership and commitment. Her retirement at the age of 80 was a testament to her resilience, work ethic, and love for her profession.

Betty was a beacon of light and love for her family. She leaves behind her son, James McKinley, and daughter, Janice McKinley, who were the recipients of her boundless love and wisdom. Her daughter-in-law, Laurie McKinley, grandson, Brian Kazal, and his wife, Kayce, were blessed to have been part of her life. The joy of her life was her three great-grandchildren, Elyse, Kole, and Evelynne, who brought immeasurable happiness to her. Betty is also survived by her sister, Shirley Freed, and brother, Roger Neaville. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 37 years, Bob McKinley, who passed away on June 15, 1986.

Betty's love for life extended beyond her professional and familial commitments. She had an unwavering passion for Bingo. It was a hobby that brought her immense joy and satisfaction. Her enthusiasm for the game was infectious, and she was often the life of the party at Bingo nights. Betty's love for Bingo was a reflection of her fun-loving and lively spirit.

As we remember Betty, let her life be a reminder of the power of positivity, the strength of resilience, and the beauty of a generous heart. Her journey was a testament to the fact that life is not about the number of years lived, but about the love shared, the dreams pursued, and the difference made. Betty may no longer be with us physically, but her spirit, her lessons, and her love live on in the hearts of those she touched.


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August 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Ferrara Colonial Mortuary
351 N. Hewes Street
Orange, CA 92869

Graveside Service
August 17, 2023

12:00 PM
Good Shepherd Cemetery
8301 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92646


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