Betty Marie Kaufman, 90, passed away in her home in Davis. She was born in Denver, Colorado on March 8, 1927 and lived most of her life in Davis, California with her husband of 42 years, Donald F. Kaufman, deceased in 1987. Betty was a long time retail department manager at the UC Davis Bookstore. After her retirement in 1983, she worked for a few years as a part-time newspaper carrier for the Sacramento Bee. She was an active member of the Davis Senior Center assisting with travel arrangements for the Davis Travelaires. She was also a long-time member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Davis. In addition to traveling, she loved playing Bingo, poker, collecting teddy bears, gardening, sewing/quilting, various arts and crafts, and spending time with her numerous cats and dogs throughout the years.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Sally Thomsen; former son-in-law Richard Thomsen; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Nancy Kaufman; grandson Dennis Thomsen and granddaughter Kateland Kaufman; great grandchildren, Steven Thomsen and Ashley Anderson and their spouses and children. She is also survived by her sisters, Margie Fagan and Bertha Thomas. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Robert Nyman and Ralph Heinricy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 24 at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 - 2nd Street, Davis. The Family prefers that any remembrances be memorial contributions to the Davis Senior Center, Yolo Hospice, or the Yolo County SPCA .
Celebration of Life
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Odd Fellows Lodge
415 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95616