Bettye Lois Scherer
August 19, 1944 – December 12, 2017
Bettye Lois (Denton) Scherer, of Lemoore, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 12th after a long illness, resulting from complications due to Fabry's Disease, in Hanford, California. She was born on August 19, 1944 in Rome, Floyd, Georgia to Louis & Martha (DeHart) Denton. On August 3, 1962, she married her eternal companion Gary Norman Scherer, a US Navy sailor in Memphis, Tennessee. Bettye was a loving and kind woman with an infectious smile that warmed your soul. She was beloved by all who knew her. She was an accomplished artist, singer, and well known for her graceful Hula dance. She is known in Hawaii as “The White Hawaiian”. Her first profession was to raise her 5 beloved children in righteousness. She next began a long career in Child Care and Development. Finally with her Master's Degree, she entered the education world to pass on her vast knowledge and experiences as a college instructor. She held many callings in her church and was an active leader in the local Boy Scouts program
Bettye is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her two oldest sons Cary and Darin Scherer, and brother Samuel Denton. She is survived by her daughters Marlena Scherer of Lemoore, Valerie (Jed) Smith of Billings, Montana, her son Stephen (Susie) Scherer of Eagle Mountain, Utah and daughters-in-law Louise (Cary) Scherer and Shelley (Darin) Scherer, sisters Edwinna Empie, Sandra Denton, Judy Denton, and brother David Denton, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Funeral Services will begin with a viewing from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint Chapel in Lemoore, California followed immediately by the Funeral Service. Bettye will then be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Gary on Thursday December 21, 2017 at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park in Anaheim, California. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Boy Scouts and the Red Cross.