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LaVera (Pat) Obetz

April 5, 2021


On Monday, March 8, 2021, LaVera (Pat) O’Betz, wife, mother, grandmother, and  
great-grandmother, passed away (at the age of 93) at the Murrieta home of her  
daughter-in-law, Carol O’Betz.  

LaVera was born on June 15, 1927, in Slaterville, Utah, to Sidney Howell and Addie  
(Bunn) Howell. Not long after, the family moved to Compton, California, where  
LaVera graduated, in 1943, from Roosevelt High School. She trained as a dental  
hygienist after graduation.  

In 1954, she married her husband of 50 years, Robert (Bob) Eugene O’Betz, and  
became step-mother to Michael Dean O’Betz. Son, Dennis Eugene O’Betz, arrived  
in 1955. Pat was wife, mom, and homemaker until Bob’s retirement from Pac- 
Bell. Afterwards, Pat and Bob enjoyed traveling with family and friends, seeing the  
world, and working around their home. She and Bob were residents of Vista,  
California since 1971.  

After Bob’s death in 2004, Pat immersed herself in her love of community and  
friends. She became a docent at Rancho Guajome Adobe and was recognized as  
Volunteer of the Year in 2015. She volunteered at the Vista Library, was active in  
the ‘Red Hat Ladies Society,’ and also began her love of quilting. She made  
beautiful quilts, wall-hangings, bags for the Rady Children’s Hospital and those  
aging out of the foster system. Lifelong friendships were made from her  
volunteering and quilting activities and meetings.  

Pat was preceded in death by husband, Robert, son, Dennis, and step-son,  
Michael. She is survived by grandsons, Timothy, John, and Zachary O’Betz, all of  
Murrieta; Ian O’Betz of Julian and Sean O’Betz of Escondido. Daughter-in-laws,  
Carol O’Betz of Murrieta, and Candace O’Betz of Ramona; along with 3 great- 
grandchildren, also survive her.  

A graveside service is scheduled for 10:30 am, Monday, April 12, at Fort Rosecrans  
National Cemetery on Point Loma in San Diego. Private cremation is being  

Allen Bros. Mortuary is handling the arrangements. 

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Graveside Service
April 12, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

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