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Betty Schlegel
Betty Schlegel


Betty Schlegel Passes

Amador County lost a 22 year resident with the passing of Betty Schlegel on June 24 at the age of 90 years and 10 days. She had a long and rewarding career with the Federal Government, starting with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Forestry Service and culminating as an Administrator with the Veteran’s Administration at the VA Hospital in Fresno.

She was an outstanding athlete and played women’s fast pitch softball with the Buena Park Lynx in Southern California before moving to Fresno where she was a catcher from 1948-1959 for the three time World Champion Fresno Rockets. As a member of that team she was part of its induction into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

While Betty loved the game of softball she was also active in local bowling. In all she participated in 60 State tournaments and 41 Nationals. In the 1960’s she was active in the National Professional Women’s Bowling Assn., and a Member and Officer of the Western Women’s Professional Bowling Assn. She was President of her local Bowling Association in Fresno and rose to be President of the California Women’s Bowling Association where she wielded the gavel for 6 years. She served on multiple National Bowing Committees and as Chairman of the BVL, a charity bowling event benefiting Veterans. Betty remained a Life Member of the Bowling Writers Association , and is recognized nationally

Betty’s chosen charities are the Senior Center, Lockwood Fire Department, A-Pal Animal Shelter, the Legion Food Bank and Shelter for Battered Women and Children.

A memorial/celebration of Betty’s life was held at the Gold Country Lanes, 81 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek, on July 28 t 1 PM. Here is a summary written by Mary Lynly.

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