In Memoriam

Betty Acquistapace

Mar 27, 2021

Betty Acquistapace Perkins (Spence) was born on August 15th, 1934 in Torrington, Wyoming to Paul and Dorothy Spence. Betty had a brother, Wayne and a sister, Louise. When Betty was two years old the family moved to Middletown, California. Betty married Norman Brown in February 1952 in Santa Rosa, California. Norman and Betty had three daughters, Connie, Paula and Joan. Norman died in a construction accident in 1959. In 1965, Betty married James (Jim) Acquistapace in Santa Rosa and they had one daughter, Jamie. The family moved to Chico, California in 1960. Jim passed away in 1974. In 1995, Betty lived with Les Perkins and moved to Durham. Les passed away in 2019 and Betty went to live with her daughter, Jamie, son in law Victor, and granddaughter Naomi in Cottonwood, California.

Betty passed away with her daughter Jamie, son in law Victor, and granddaughter Kelly at her side on March 27, 2021 following complications from diabetes. Betty worked at the Butte Creek Country Club in Chico for 7 years and enjoyed the work and the people that worked and golfed there. She worked waitressing for Pat and Larry’s Steakhouse for 12 years and enjoyed the work. Betty retired in 1996.

Even when working, Betty always made time to spend with family and friends and she loved to entertain and cook for her beloved family and friends. Betty also loved to go shopping especially for special occasions and shared that “shopping” gene with some of her daughters. The holidays were always a special time for her and she especially enjoyed decorating. She cooked for everyone and always wanted the holidays to be special for anyone who came into her home.

Betty enjoyed spending time outside and loved her gardens, growing flowers, and plants. Betty loved dogs and was very fond of her newest furry friend, Olie who loved to take care of her and to play with her. He uplifted her spirit on many days.

Betty is survived by her daughters Connie Wilborg, Paula Crumb, Joan Parkin and Jamie Pugh, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty is at peace now and is no longer in pain. She will be missed by everyone who knew her and leaves an empty place in the hearts of many. She is now reunited with all of those that preceded her, including all of her furry friends that await her at the rainbow bridge.

Betty would want people that knew her not to be sad with her passing, but to love one another, hold each other tight, and enjoy the wonderful memories and funny times that we all shared with her. At her request, there will be no service.