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Betty Wanda Aronson

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From page A4 | October 27, 2013 |

Aronson, Betty

Feb. 28, 1920 — Oct. 15, 2013

Betty Wanda Aronson, 93, of Davis, passed away on Oct. 15, 2013, at home with her daughters at her side.

Betty was born in Vinita, Okla., to Cena Belle Costen and Meridith Costen. Their family moved to California to find work in the lumber industry. She met her future husband, Ralph Aronson, in Susanville. They moved to Davis in 1945, establishing the Star Pharmacy on G Street. Betty and Ralph established Davis’ first medical center on Anderson Road, moving their pharmacy to Second and D streets, providing space for the Odd Fellows next door. She supported Ralph in his campaigns for Davis City Council and during his term as mayor of Davis. Usually she was quiet in the background, but added to the mix whenever the opportunity arose.

Betty was known for her keen sense of humor and wicked golf swing. She was a member of the El Macero 9ers and enjoyed many friendships in that organization.

Betty was also known and highly respected for her resourcefulness. She singlehandedly remodeled the family house on West Eighth Street, providing room for her five children. She hefted beams and construction walls, all while providing care and upbringing to her children and looking after her husband.

Betty and Ralph provided a haven for their children’s friends and also helped raise some of their grandchildren. Betty would put on a dinner to feed many more than her family each day, storing it in the oven and refrigerator. Anyone who was hungry would have food all day long. It was not uncommon to find friends of her children enjoying the tasty provisions while her kids were engaged in activities elsewhere.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Aronson; her oldest son, Aaron Aronson; and her grandson, Richard Dopkins. She is survived by her children, Susie Aronson of Sacramento, Dr. David Aronson and Ronni of Vacaville, SallyAnne Haydon of Los Gatos and Shelley and Ron Beals of Sacramento. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, who shall each wonderfully cherish and carry her unbridled spirit in their hearts forever.

Betty was a private person but loved the company of her good friends and her family. She requested that there be no funeral or memorial services. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, Nov. 10 (a change from a date announced earlier), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Aaron Aronson Memorial Scholarship Fund for a Davis High School student in care of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, 955 University Ave., Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95825, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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