Betty (Edwards) Murray, 95, died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at The Terrace Carehome in Redding, California.

Betty Louise Jacobson was born March 16, 1916 in Calexico, California and spent her early years in the Los Angeles area.

Betty married Roland Edwards in April 1945. Following Roland’s Naval discharge in 1946, they moved to Mount Shasta. Their only child, Marilyn, was born in the summer of 1947.

Roland worked for Mt. Shasta Pine and Porteous Logging as shop foreman/heavy equipment mechanic.

Betty was a homemaker, excellent seamstress, active in the Methodist Church and Girl Scouts. Over the years, she was leader of three different Brownie/Girl Scout troops.

They moved to Redding in 1965 when Roland changed jobs. They had a travel trailer and enjoyed spending time rock-hunting in the California, Arizona and Nevada deserts during the winter. Roland died very unexpectedly in 1974.

Betty married Robert Murray a year later and they lived in Mount Shasta. Betty introduced Bob to RV travel and they spent their winters in Apache Junction, Arizona. Eventually, they bought a mobile home in Redding. Betty was active in the First Presbyterian Church and the Jack Benny Club.

Bob passed away in 1998 and Betty continued to live independently until 2005 when a fall and broken hip made that no longer feasible. Betty had lived in the various Redbud Care Homes run by Julie Olson for the past 5½ years.

Betty was preceded in death by husbands Roland Edwards and Robert Murray. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Rountree of Redding.

Betty will be buried in the cemetery at Mount Shasta.