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Betty S. Brazil

October 27, 1934 ~ November 20, 2017 (age 83)
Betty was born facing a life of health challenges.

Betty Sve Brazil was born premature on October 27,1934 and spent her first days in a dresser drawer with a light bulb over head to serve as a incubator in a house on Bessie Ave., Tracy, CA.
She later enjoyed her life even though she had many health obstacles many of which she was able to over come until November 20, 2017 when the Lord called her  home to be reunited with her loving friends and relatives.

Her happy days were when she did Jackson Casino Runs, giving San Francisco Tours, attending St. Bernard’s Fall Festival and playing Bingo and Little Reno. She loved the out doors and giving her little dog Poncho rides on her golf cart. Her greatest love of pets was her dog Rambo whose ashes will be buried with her per her request. She drove bus for Banta School/Patchetts Bus Co., worked at St. Bernard’s School, Tracy Drug Store, and Cash Saver Ads.She loved traveling and meeting people and deeply missed her daily phone chats with her close friend Ella Pombo after she died.  She enjoyed playing Aggravation with friends Alice and Mary Brown and her sister Mary. She loved the ocean and beaches.

Also she truly enjoyed having lunch at El Castillo Restaurant and making so many friends there when it was opened and felt like being part of the family. These later years her niece Carol and her enjoyed lunch at Perko’s nearly every day and  always enjoyed the caring, friendly service they received She was a member of The Associates of The Daughters of the Cross, ICF, YLI, and IPFES.

Preceded in death by her parents Mary C. and Manuel A. Brazil, her sister and brother in-law Mary C. and Johnnie J. Silva, and niece/Godchild Rosemarie “Rosie” Silva. Survived by her niece Carol Louise Silva and nephew J. M. “Cash” Silva (Sharen). Through all her health challenges she cherished all the love, attention, calls, cards and visits from friends and relatives and mentioned many times how much it meant to her. In her memory donations may be given to St. Bernard’s Ministry of Caring or St. Bernard New Church Building Fund at 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy.CA 95376 or a charity of your choice.

Vistation will be held at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., Tracy, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Mass for Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Tracy Public Cemetery. For condolences and special messages to the family, visit

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Tracy Public Cemetery
600 E. Schulte Rd
Tracy , CA 95376

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