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Ms. Betty Claire Merrill, 86

Ms. Betty Claire Merrill, a 17 year resident of Twentynine Palms, California died on January 17, 2010 at home from natural causes. She was 86 years old.

Betty was born on December 15, 1923 to James Willie and Mary Sophia (Westover) Richards in Joseph City, Arizona.

She was married to Harold Merrill, who preceded her in death on January 01, 2010.

Betty Merrill is survived by son Randy Polk of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; daughters Ginger Hornsby of Twentynine Palms, Calif. and Patrice Evans of Queen Creek, Ariz.; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She worked for Tonto National Forest Service, handling their budgeting and financing, until she retired after 15 years.

A service will be held at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Twentynine Palms on January 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., with Bishop Shawn Luke officiating. Interment will be at East Resthaven Park Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz., with a Graveside Service on January 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.