Turlock, too, appreciated Bette Belle Smith

Turlock, too, appreciated her

Bette Belle Smith's passing is a loss for Stanislaus County. Bette Belle and her husband, Jean, both have given tirelessly over the years for the betterment of our community. Their activism is a standard all citizens should embrace.

I particularly appreciated their support and love for Turlock. I was always pleased to visit with Bette Belle at Turlock area restaurants, events at California State University, Stanislaus, or the Turlock Community Theatre. Their presence brightened any affair they attended.

Modesto and Turlock are both better places because of the involvement and interest of Bette Belle Smith. Thank you for sharing her with us, Jean, and God bless her memory.