Betty Mae Kays

1938 ~ 2017

About the Service

Viewing at Allen Mortuary on Fri., May 12 from 3-7pm. Celebration of life service at First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way, Turlock on Sat., May 13 at 11am with burial to follow at Denair Cemetery. Reception to follow at the church.

Betty Mae Kays was born in Denair, California on March 12, 1938.   She passed from this world surrounded by her loving family on May 6, 2017 at the age of 79.  She is preceded in death by her parents Odies D. Babb, and Mary V. Babb.

Betty’s love and passion was serving the Lord and taking care of her family.   She was a homemaker, artist, seamstress, sculptor, and loved showing her grandchildren how to create as well.  She could turn something damaged into a work of art.  She made beauty out of anything she touched.  One of our favorite things you sculpted were your whimsical snowman scenes.  They are beautiful.   We all love looking at your drawings, wishing we had that talent as well.  You taught your children and grandchildren to love working together.  We will love and miss you Mom and Grams, always.  You are Grams, Mom, Aunt Betty to so many others.  Peace be your beautiful journey. We are all happy for you.

Betty is survived by her children:  Raynell  (Ron) Silva, Sharolyn  (Michel) Blondin, Gail Kays, Robin Paulissian, and Olga  (Jesse) Garcia.  She has 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway in Turlock CA, on Fri, May 12, 2017 from 3-7pm.  A celebration of life service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock CA 95380 on Sat, May 13, 2017 at 11am with burial to follow at Denair Cemetery.  Reception will follow at the church.

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  1. We had wonderful times together in Turlock. She was a beautiful lady. Praying for family during this time of sorrow.

  2. I have such fond memories of Betty. I thought she was so beautiful. We had so much fun with the Kays’ family. I told my mom, Aunt Verna, about her passing. She remembered all of your names. She had a sad look in her eye, and said “I wish I could go to her funeral”.

    I am so sorry I won’t be able to attend the service on Saturday. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I love you all!

  3. What a precious lady you were. I have so many fond memories of our times together. You were a great mom and I remember so much when the girls were little and you would come over. We loved you so much. I know my Mom loved you very much and she will miss you too but will probably be joining you very soon and you can have a reunion with your mom and dad (Aunt Mary & Uncle Odies) and all the others that have went on before you.

    My heart is sad that you are gone but my memories are full and those will never leave me.

    My love and prayers to your precious girls and their families and to you brother and sisters.

    I love you forever.

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