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Elizabeth Ann Rotter


Private family services are planned April 2 in Southern California for Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Rotter, who passed away March 14, 2006.

Betty was born Jan. 7, 1927, in Manhattan, N.Y. At a young age her large Italian family encouraged her to take up singing and dancing, which she loved. She was so talented that she performed on radio as a teenager during the 1930s. After moving to California in the 1940s, she met her future husband, John “Jack” Rotter, and they raised their family in Venice, Calif., over the next 37 years.

In 1977 Jack and Betty left Southern California and moved to South Lake Tahoe, where they lived for 27 years. Betty worked for Harrah’s, Harveys and Caesars Tahoe in the food and gaming industry and also helped with various charitable foundations. She loved fishing, camping, spending time with her large family, sewing, baking, and being a mother. Family camping trips were a yearly event to Yosemite to see the fire falls as well as to Meeks Bay of yore, on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends who will always remember her wonderful smile and sense of humor.

Betty is survived by her children: Patti, Janet, Joyce and Peter; her sister Addie; and her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2000.