Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Cunningham September 23, 1926 – January 28, 2012

Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Cunningham September 23, 1926 - January 28, 2012

Betty was born in San Jose 85 years ago, lived all her life in her beloved Santa Clara County, and passed peacefully in Gilroy in her daughter’s arms.
Loving daughter of the late Alvy and Ramona Green, sister of the late Armand Green. Betty shared 52 years of marriage with her beloved late husband Ralph. Dear mother of Richard (Cathy), Steve (Gayle) and Anita Kane(Michael). Devoted grandmother of Alison and Andrew Cunningham, Elliot and Tristan Kane.
One of San Jose’s first women police officers, Betty held office in the Women’s Police Officers Association as well as the International Police Association, and was a past member of Delta Theta Tau sorority. Betty’s retirement years were filled with family, bowling, and enjoying exotic travels with dear friends. Even through her difficult Alzheimer’s years, Betty’s feisty spirit continued to shine. She loved and was loved by many and will be sorely missed.
A tribute fund has been set up on the Alzheimer’s Association website in Betty’s honor:
http://act.alz.org/goto/betty.cunningham
A celebration of Betty’s life will take place February 25 at 12pm at The Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave, San Jose.

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