Home Doll industry Betty Scripter Obituary (1943 – 2021) – Mesa, AZ

Betty Scripter Obituary (1943 – 2021) – Mesa, AZ


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Betty Jean Scripter, born June 19, 1943 to Ruth and Ervin Screws in Mesa, Arizona, died at home surrounded by family on December 2, 2021, after living with Alzheimer’s disease for five years and a short battle of three months against stomach cancer.
Betty’s early years were spent moving around with her family as they made a living picking potatoes and cotton in the southern states. Although those years were tough for the family, Betty had some wonderful memories growing up with her six siblings, dancing, singing, and doing silly things. Her family eventually settled in Eureka, California, where Betty completed her education and graduated from Eureka Senior High School in 1961.
After graduation, Betty went to work at the Eureka Theater where she met the love of her life, Joseph Paul Scripter. Together they had three daughters, Tammy, Judy and Stacy. Betty always wanted to be a mom! She found so much fun making outfits for her daughters, sewing doll clothes and making costumes for their school activities. Some of Betty’s fondest memories were as chef at Brownie and 4H, and on four wheels, camping, water skiing and dancing with her family.
Betty had red hair and a personality to match! His physical strength and positive attitude allowed him to work successfully alongside men for many years at Pacific Lumber Co. in Samoa, California. Wanting to retire from the lumber industry, Betty and Paul opened Scripter’s Pool and Spa World, which they operated together for twelve years. In 1990, they left Humboldt County and moved to Lake Tahoe where Betty worked as a cashier for Caesars Casino and Raley’s Drug Store until her retirement. Betty and Paul were fortunate enough to travel during their retirement years to visit family across the United States and often work in many of the national parks they loved to visit. Their home base during their trip was at Quartzsite in Arizona, where they spent many hours exploring the desert on their four wheels, barbecuing with friends, and working on their hobbies. Betty’s final years were spent being loved and cared for by her family in Phoenix, Arizona.
Betty was predeceased by her 58-year-old husband Joseph Paul Scripter, mother and father Ruth and Ervin Screws, brother Jim Crews (surviving spouse Sally), sister Donna Culbertson and sister Debbie Nichols (surviving spouse Norm). Betty is survived by her brother Ervin Crews (wife Jan), sister Carol Gullian (husband Guthrie), sister Ginger Soares (husband Joe) and three daughters, Tammy Dozier (husband Larry), Judy Scripter-Pieratt (husband John ) and Stacy White (husband Michael). Betty is survived by seven grandchildren: Andrew (wife Karen), Stephanie, Loren, Ashley, Khia, Chelsea and Devin. His great-grandchildren, Hope, Zachery and Riley as well as several nieces and nephews.
Betty will be missed beyond measure, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. A little family celebration of life will take place for Betty and Paul at a later date. In honor of Betty, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or any cancer research program of your choice. Condolences to the family can be mailed to 3403 E. Knox Rd., Phoenix AZ 85044.

Published by Times-Standard on December 19, 2021.