Betty was born in Los Banos Ca. to parents Frank and Mary Walsh. She was one of eleven children. She attended school in Los Banos and upon graduation eventually became employed at the Los Banos Bowl where she met her future husband Julian Larrouy. After a year courtship Betty and Julian were married on April 5th. 1964. In 1965 the couple moved to Nevada to her husbands former home. Betty tried her hand at Avon calling for a while and then went on to be Head Food Nutrition person at Douglas High School. She held that position for over 30-years and during that time earned the recognition of Manager 1 awarded by the American Food Service Association. She loved working with the students and they in turn really appreciated her for the time and advice she gave them. This was at the same time she was raising three children, Janine, Julene and J.J. After retirement Betty spent a lot of time with her children and grandchildren. Betty and Julian took a trip to Italy and France on their 30th wedding anniversary. Betty and her husband did other extensive travel such as an Alaska trip as well as two Hawaiian ventures.
Betty earned the honor of fifty years of membership inBeta Sigma Phi and was a very active member until her illness. Her outgoing love for people was evident as she went to visit rest homes taking Communion to the sick and praying with them. Betty led the hospitality program at St.
Gall Church for many years. She was noted for her famous cinnamon rolls. Betty was a longtime Parishioner of St Gall and served many years as a Eucharistic Minister.
Now Betty has gone on a journey. She has gone to a place
where there is no Alzheimer’s. She is with her Savior and
she is free of pain and confusion; she is with all those she
mourned for and had made their journey.
Betty left us peacefully at her home with family at her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers Fred, Gilbert, Carl, Elmer, Stanley and Frank. Three sisters Verna, Irene, and Catherine. Several nieces and nephews She is survived by her husband of 59 years Julian, daughters Janine (Greg), Julene (Jon) and son J.J. (Shalyn), five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren and her sister Florence.
Betty was small in stature but had a big heart. In all her years
of good health she never said a bad word about anyone.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Gall Church Monday June 12th. At 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Organization