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Betty Mericle
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Betty Jane Mericle, 85, died Friday, Jan. 6 with family by her side at Kaiser Hospital in Modesto.

She was born on Aug. 2, 1926 in Hollister and had been a resident of Escalon for the last 57 years. She loved playing Bingo and was an avid San Francisco Giants fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

Survivors include her children, Shirley Nailen of Escalon and Robert and Jane Mericle of Escalon; her grandchildren Brian Moorehead of Oakdale, Jared Moorehead of Escalon, Shauna Arnold of Escalon and Heather Armstrong of Escalon; six great grandchildren; and her sisters Emily Burkhart and Barbara Stephens, both of Merced.

She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Mericle, who passed away in 2008, as well as by four brothers and two sisters.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at Burwood Cemetery, 28320 E. River Road in Escalon. Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel;

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Jan. 11, 2012