Elizabeth "Betty" Bidwell was born Sept. 18, 1930 to Martin and Veronica Gassman and passed away June 9, 2014, with family at her bedside.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Bidwell, and son, Darwin Hixson.
She is survived by her sons, Dennis Hixson, Mark Hixson, Gerald Shear, and Craig (Barbara) Shear; and her grandchildren, DJ Hixson, Jennifer Rosage, Mary Anne Carvalho, Tricia Shear and Paul Davis, Mathew Shear and Jason Shear.
Known to many as "Aunt Betty," she enjoyed visits from friends and family. Her most treasured moments were the weekends she spent with her great granddaughter, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shear.
Arrangements for a celebration in her honor will be announced by family.