July 5, 1925 - November 22, 2013
Betty Schleich, 88, passed away on Nov. 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Betty was born July 5, 1925, to Mary and Ardo Cornelius in Glendale, Calif. She attended St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School in Burbank, Calif. and graduated from Hoover High School in Glendale, Calif. Before marrying, she worked for the IRS and the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. She married George A. Schleich and had five children, four boys and one girl. She was widowed when the children were teenagers and was their rock throughout the ensuing years. In Glendale, she worked for Robinson’s Department Store. She moved to Napa, Calif., and in Napa worked for Cary Tozer Realty, the Napa Elks Club, and Buttercream Bakery. Betty moved to Gardnerville in 2012 to be near her daughter. Her son Peter remains in Napa. Betty was predeceased by her parents Mary and Ardo Cornelius, husband George, and son Joseph. She is survived by sons John (Maureen), Martin (Jane), Peter; daughter Ann; former daughter-in-law Nancy Mudge; surrogate son Les Dark; grandchildren Jenna (Anders), Erik (Heather), Gabriel, Augustine, Lucas, Liam, Catalina (Vic); and great-grandchildren Allyson, Joseph, Mary Jane, and Nina.
Betty was a beautiful person, inside and out. She was the ultimate nurturer and her family, animals (especially dogs), friends, and even her garden were the beneficiaries of this virtue. Her unselfishness, generosity, kindness, patience, and great sense of humor were always in evidence. She was the most wonderful Mom throughout her entire life.
Betty’s family wishes to thank Carson Valley Senior Living for the tender loving care given to our precious Mom (Grandma, Great-Grandma, and friend).She will be missed more than words can say, but comfort is taken in knowing she can finally breathe easy and rest in peace. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.