Betty Louise Borella
1924 - 2017
Betty Louise Borella passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. There will be a private graveside service on December 1, 2017 in Santa Barbara.
Betty was born on December 30, 1924 in Cordova, Walker County, Alabama to Bernie and Maude Mae (Nelson) Hagler. She grew up in Royalton, Illinois and graduated from Royalton High School. She married Henry M. Borella on Jan. 1, 1944 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Betty received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University in 1948. She received her Certification in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Santa Barbara City College in 1976. As a student of the english language, she enjoyed reading books, the newspaper and doing the NewYorkTimes crossword puzzle daily. She also enjoyed being around family and dogs, taking summer trips to visit family in Illinois.
Betty is survived by her sons; Rick Borella of Ojai, Rob Borella of Santa Cruz; daughter, Dr. Kathy Pierce of Santa Barbara; grandsons, Steven and Ryan Borella of Santa Cruz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry M. Borella; brothers, Jack, Nelson and Gary Hagler; sisters, Ruth Logan, Mary Jo Cavaretta and June Robbins.