Betty Jean BrunoMay 28, 1925 ~ April 28, 2017 (age 91)
Betty Jean Bruno, passed away peacefully Friday, April 28, 2017 at John Muir Hospital in Concord, CA. Betty was surrounded by her children, Kim, Nancy, Mike & Chris as well as her daughter-in-law Mary, niece Donna and beloved care giver Edie. Betty was born May 28, 1925 in Ephraim, Utah and moved to California in 1947. Betty went to work for Vera Dunn (who became a life- long friend) as a Beautician and was introduced to her future husband, Anthony J. Bruno who proceeded her death 30 years ago.
Butch (as he was known) and Betty were married on December 2, 1949. Concord was where they raised their family and she remained a resident there until her death. Betty was a stay at home Mom and her greatest passion in life was taking care of children and providing a warm and happy home to all who stopped by. She was once quoted as saying, on my headstone it should say, “best butt and nose wiper on the planet”.
Betty was known for her kind heart, witty sense of humor her strong will and her never ending sweet tooth. Betty was an active member of Queen of All Saints Church for many years. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and would clean and iron the alter boy’s gowns.
Betty had one brother (Mont Christensen) and three sisters (Norma Riddle, Maurice Mikkelsen, Lila Griesbach) who predeceased her. Betty was the middle child of Dewey & Elicia Christensen.
Betty is survived by her four children, Kim Neshati (Macy Neshati), Nancy Reading, Michael Bruno, and Christopher Bruno (Mary Bruno). Six Grandchildren and Ten Great Grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. (viewing at 4:00-7:00) at Ouimet Brothers Mortuary in Concord. A Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 9th at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney’s Church in Walnut Creek.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made at the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/donate