Elizabeth (Betty) K. Harper, 90, of Lodi passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Jan. 3, 2019 with her daughter Linda present. She was born Dec. 24, 1928 in Hayward. Formerly of Galt for 70 years, she also spent time living in Carmichael and Arcata, as well as Lodi during her final three years.
Betty graduated from Galt High School and was the owner of E.K. Jewelry & Gift Shop on Lincoln Way in Galt. She was a charter member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Galt, and served as a Sunday school teacher, Luther League sponsor and various other church activities. She loved western music and the Lawrence Welk Show, enjoyed dancing, gardening, canning, fishing, needlepoint, crafts, and traveling in the Road Runners motor home club.
Surviving her are four children, Linda (Bob) Stroh of Pioneer, Andrew Gross of Santa Rosa, Ed (Anna) Gross of Orland and Sandy (Krys) Gross of Michigan; grandchildren, Brian (Erika), Elizabeth, Emily, Amy, Myriah (Adam), Kai, Isabel and David; numerous nieces and nephews; plus eight surviving siblings, Pauline Miller of Lodi, Clara Miller of Galt, Frieda (Tom) Megna of Rio Vista, Fred (Carolyn) Liebig of Galt, Bertha (Ron) Armstrong of Rancho Cordova, Rose (Ken) Miller of Galt, Bob (Jan) Liebig of Galt, and Larry (Darrylin) Liebig of Woodbridge.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Fred and Bertha Liebig; spouse Norman Harper; brother Lynn Liebig and sister-in-law June Liebig; brothers-in-law Emil Miller and Elvin Miller; and nephew Norman Liebig.
Viewing will take place on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 2-6 p.m., at the Ben Salas Funeral Home, 149 Fourth Street in Galt.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 604 E Street in Galt, with Pastor Storrs officiating.
Committal will follow at noon at the Galt Arno Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to the SVLC memorial fund in Betty Harper’s name at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.