October 5, 2021
Betsy Sue Bell fought to live with severe asthma her whole life. The asthma took a toll on her heart, which stopped October 4, 2021. Betsy was born on November 30, 1960 to Lloyd and Sue Bell. She grew up in Aspen, CO, in the mountains she loved. Betsy's greatest joy in life were her daughters and her grandchildren. She was an amazing mother, and always did her best for her girls. Betsy would sew them beautiful dresses and enjoyed doing many other crafts, often times selling them for extra money for her girls. Betsy was a talented photographer, an avid reader, gardener, and an excellent cook. Betsy loved arranging flowers and she would make gorgeous arrangements for friends, family, and often people she didn't even know just to cheer them up. Betsy would surprise customers at the Orcutt Post Office with flower arrangements and treats to bring them smiles. Betsy always had a smile for her customers and friends, and she loved her community. Betsy was dedicated to doing acts of kindness and keeping them between her and God. Betsy loved bringing others joy. She did the best she could to live like Jesus and was a testament to His love in her life. Betsy was able to even reach atheists and share her faith without preaching a word. Betsy went to school along with her girls and earned her associates degree from Allan Hancock College with a 4.0 GPA, after which she went to work for the United States Postal Service. Betsy worked at the Santa Maria post office for 30 years. She especially loved working the customer service office and helping folks with their passports and mail problems. She spent the last several years as a clerk in Orcutt where she loved serving her community. Betsy was the shop steward for her local APWU for many years, and supporting labor unions was important to her. Betsy was a friend of Bill W's and loved her 12 step fellowship. Betsy is survived by her daughters, Rachel Morgan (Lee) of San Jose, CA and Valerie Conrey (Justin) of Vancouver, WA, and grandchildren Lillian, Jacob, Elliot, Amelia, and Hudson. Betsy was preceded in death by her mother Winifred Sue Streater, father Lloyd Edward Bell, sister JoAnne Fletcher, and brother Greg Streater. A Celebration of Betsy's life will be announced at a later date. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in Santa Maria Times on Dec. 4, 2021.
Betsy Sue Bell fought to live with severe asthma her whole life. The asthma took a toll on her heart, which stopped October 4, 2021. Betsy was born on November 30, 1960 to Lloyd and Sue Bell. She grew up in Aspen, CO, in the mountains she loved.... View Obituary & Service Information
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