SANTA BARBARA — Betty Lou Zeulner (Kenworthy), 83, died on Oct. 11, 2012, after a short battle with ovarian cancer at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara with her husband and children by her side.
She was born in Highland Park. Betty graduated from Bell High School in Bell in 1946. Betty met her husband, Dale Zeulner, in 1946 and they were married in 1948 in Bell. Betty described herself as a homemaker and was a devoted mother to her children and loving wife to her husband. Later in life she would be the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren and great-grandmother to nine great grandchildren.
Betty and Dale lived in Huntington Park until they moved to Lake Naciemento in 1979. Later they moved to Paso Robles, making it their final home.
Betty was a Christian and found great joy in volunteering at her church, First Baptist of Paso Robles. Betty was involved in leading women’s Bible studies and mentoring younger women at her church. Betty was also a member of Christian Women’s Club.
Betty had numerous hobbies, but her favorite hobby was painting. She loved taking art classes locally. Betty was a member of the Paso Robles Art Association and the Thursday Art Club. One of her dreams was to go to Tuscany and paint.
Betty was a volunteer at Virginia Peterson School assisting with the student garden and a member of the Multi Flora Garden Club in Paso Robles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Mina Kenworthy, and her brother, William Kenworthy.
Betty’s most recent hobby was learning how to use her computer and navigate the Internet. She stayed in touch with her friends and family via email and Facebook. She would print and display every new picture of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Betty is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dale; daughter, Susan Ankeny and husband Dennis of Caldwell, Idaho; son, Tom Zeulner and wife Jody of Atascadero; daughter, Beth McGill and husband Steve of Morro Bay; grandson, Andy Ankeny and wife Kate; grandson, Luke Ankeny and wife Heidi; granddaughter, Tami Ankeny; grandson, Ryan Zeulner and wife Jenn; grandson, Derick Zeulner and wife Rebecca; grandson, Kory Kolsbun; grandson, Kyle Kolsbun; great-grandsons, Samuel, Jacob, Braiden and Elijah Ankeny and Hutch and Oakes Zeulner; great-granddaughters, Zane Ankeny, Taylor and Makayla Zeulner; and two very special sisters-in-law.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1645 Park St. in Paso Robles.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Betty’s honor to First Baptist Church c/o Missions, 1645 Park St., Paso Robles, CA 93446; North County Women’s Shelter, PO Box 630, Paso Robles, CA 93447, or American Cancer Society, 1540 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420.
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