Obituary – Ellen "Betty" Persusits |

Obituary – Ellen "Betty" Persusits

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A Celebration of Life took place Feb. 18 for Ellen “Betty” Perusits, who died Feb. 9, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nev., following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 63.

Mr. Perusits was born Feb. 18, 1937, at Buckeye, Ariz., and grew up in Muskogee, Okla. She later moved to Santa Monica, Calif., and then to South Lake Tahoe. She was employed as a grocery checker at the Raley’s Crescent V Shopping Center until her retirement in 1992. An excellent cook, she was known for her delicious pies. She enjoyed traveling, bowling with the South Lake Tahoe Seniors and visiting with her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Perusits was a wonderful wife, and understanding, compassion and kindness were just a few of her traits. Her quaint smile, genuine concern for others and loving, gentle ways will be greatly missed by her husband, family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, George Perusits of South Lake Tahoe; sons, Andy Talamantez of Boise, Idaho, and Greg Talamantez of Livermore, Calif.; daughter, Elaine Talamantez of Junction City, Calif.; mother, Bertha Peavler of South Lake Tahoe; sisters, Viola “Sissy” Fink of Fallbrook, Calif., and Helen “Joyce” Robinson of South Lake Tahoe; and seven grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life took place Feb. 18 overlooking Lake Tahoe and the mountains at South Lake Tahoe. Private inurnment is planned.

Donation in Mrs. Perusits’ memory may be made to the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, P.O. Box 17962, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.

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