Bettie Marie Sanny

January 1929 – September 2013

Bettie Sanny, 84, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Bettie was born in Portland, OR to John and Josephine Hood. She grew up in Turlock, CA through the fifth grade. Her parents ran the Carolyn’s Coffee Shop inside Carolyn’s Hotel in Turlock. They later moved to Oregon where Bettie graduated from high school in 1947. In 1948 she married the love of her life, Leonard Sanny, in the Ceres Baptist Church. They bought a farm in Oakdale in 1958, moved to Ballico in 1962 and settled in Turlock in 1978.

Bettie was also involved in the discipleship ministry of The Navigators with her husband. Her husband Leonard passed away in 2001. She was a long-time member of the Crossroads Church in Turlock and also a member of the Turlock Historical Society. Bettie also enjoyed volunteering at Emanuel Hospital, the Salvation Army, and Medic Alert.

Bettie is survived by two sons: Mark (Carolyn) Sanny of Modesto and Mike (Kristie) Sanny of Ripon; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends and family are invited to leave memorial contributions to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA 95356 or the Navigators, PO Box 6000, Colorado Springs CO 80934.

A Memorial Service will be held at Crossroads Church in Turlock on Fri, Sept 20th at 2 pm. Private burial will be held at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery with her husband. Please leave memories and condolences at

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