Betty Maxine (Hawkensen) Schallberger passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the age of 88. Betty was born on July 8, 1922, in High Land Park, CA, to Carl and Opal (Brooks) Hawkensen.
Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Carl; her parents, Carl and Opal Hawkensen; her husband of 60 years, Emil Schallberger; and her great-grandson, Randy Atchison.
She is survived by her five children Louie (Judith) Schallberger of San Jose, Benny (Christy) Schallberger of Oroville, Kathy Agosta of Huntington Beach, Gary (Lety) Schallberger of Chowchilla, and Michael (Lucie) Schallberger of Escalon; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Delores Ming (Hawkensen) of Escalon, and Guernie (Carlene) Hawkensen of Palisade, CO.
Betty married Emil in 1939, and in 1942 they relocated to Escalon, CA, where she lived for the last 69 years. Betty was a homemaker all of her life. She prepared some delicious meals for her family over the years. Many have their own personal favorite. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was a very talented seamstress. The family enjoyed and appreciated her talent with the many sewing machines she had over the years. Betty spent a great deal of time designing and making dolls and clothes for her family and friends. Many people share fond memories and treasures from her talents over the years. Many family members also knew Betty as their barber. She could often be found in the garage giving someone a haircut. In her later years, she enjoyed being a part of the Red Hat Society. She looked forward to putting on her red hat and purple attire and heading out on an adventure with her girlfriends.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon, CA. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 10:00, at St. Patrick’s Church in Escalon, CA.
Remembrances can be made to San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club (SJVSC), P.O. Box 373, Ripon, CA 95366.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, May 10, 2011