Mary (Betty) Rocha
|Posted 2019-09-11 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News-Herald on Sept. 11, 2019 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Mary (Betty) Rocha, of Lake Havasu City passed away on Aug. 30, 2019.
Betty was born on April 24, 1942. She was 77 years of age.
Betty lived in Whittier, California, where she met the love of her
life, Frank Rocha and married at 18. They stayed in California, had
two children and later decided to move to Lake Havasu City around
1983. Betty worked for the City of Havasu doing payroll before,
eventually moving over to the Lake Havasu Fire Department, which she
really enjoyed. After 40 years of marriage, her husband Frank Rocha
passed in 2001. Not long after, she decided to retire from the Fire
Dept. She then later on took a part-time job, working at the Lake
Havasu City Airport where she enjoyed meeting and greeting new people
flying in. Around that time, she also joined the Fort Mohave Ladies
Red Hats. Betty and Frank also were members of the Elks Lodge and the
Betty mostly enjoyed spending time with other people laughing and
talking. Betty was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Before
passing, Betty stated "I'm ready to go join Frank" (her husband) whom
she missed very much.
Betty is survived by her sister, Nancy Carlyle, Nevada; her two
daughters, Juanita Kennedy and Cynthia Grippo; and her two
grandchildren, Stephanie Saia and William Saia, of Lake Havasu City,
In lieu of flowers, Betty has requested that donations be given to the
Lake Havasu City Fire Department.
Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-
frazefuneralhome.com. To send a free card to the family, go to
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