Betty Ann Campbell Cropper
After 87 years of a happy and blessed life on this earth, Betty Ann Campbell Cropper was relieved to be taken home to her Heavenly Father on Monday, July 5, 2021. The world became a little darker for her loved ones, particularly her sweetheart husband of 62 years, Alan Bruce Cropper--as well as her children Mary Ann, John (Kris Clement), Kathy (John Dana), and Kim (Todd Dudley), and her twelve beloved grandchildren: Kelsey, Jamie, Jace and Carson Cropper; Ashley, Kyle (Kylie Clark) and Kevin Dana; Kaylee, Rebecca, Eva (Derek Smith), Maryann, and Campbell Dudley.
Mom was born with a ready smile and a joyous laugh on April 21, 1934, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was raised in Oakland, California, the only child of Ann and Earl Campbell.
Mom had a love of learning and of people and enjoyed lifelong friendships, forged in elementary school, which continued until her death. Mom graduated from Oakland High School, where she was Senior Class president, and continued her studies nearby at University of California Berkeley. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. After graduation. Mom met Dad on a blind date. She always felt she hit the lottery when marrying our dad, the love of her life and answer to her prayers. They were married September 14, 1958, at St. Perpetua’s Catholic Church in Lafayette.
Residing in Orinda and Moraga for the entirety of their marriage, Mom actively served in the community, local schools, sports teams, Orinda Country Club, and the local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mom (and Dad) loved to travel, exploring all continents except Antarctica (though it was on ‘the list”). She also devoted herself to family history and genealogical research, making connections with distant relatives throughout the world.
Most of all, Mom was a prayerful disciple of Jesus Christ. Her faith in His life and resurrection blessed her throughout her life and in her final days. She had no fear of death. We will endeavor to live up to her teaching and example by loving each other and looking forward to a joyful reunion in the days and years to come.
We wish to express heartfelt thanks to family and friends who visited, made phone calls, and sent cards, and to the selfless healthcare heroes at John Muir Medical Center who served Mom so compassionately and tirelessly.
A celebration of her life will be held in her honor. Please feel free to contact our family for further details at email@example.com.
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