Betty Ione Wass passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96 on April 13, 2021.
She was born on May 11, 1924, in Hanford, Calif., to Eugene and Laura Prather.
Betty grew up in Bear Valley and lived most of her life in Mariposa. Her hobbies were gambling, fishing and being around people.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue Richardson of Catheys Valley; five grandchildren, Dean (Tami) Wass of Dayton, Wash., Gary (Sarah) Wass of Portland, Ore., Katy (Dan) Casner of Mariposa, Justin Richardson of Mariposa and Jeffery (Anna) Richardson of Port Hueneme, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Wass; daughter, Katy Wass; grandson Scott Wass; and great-grandson Leroy Wass.
A memorial service for Betty and her daughter (Katy died on May 8, 2019) will be at the Van Ness Ranch on Silva Road on June 19, 2021 at 11 a.m. A potluck will follow the memorial.