Bessie Dere

Jan 20, 1916 - Jun 11, 2019


Bessie Dere passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2019 at the age of 103. A native of Courtland, California. She graduated from Courtland High school. She was preceded in death by her loving husband William Janson Dere.

She is a loving and cherished mother and grandmother to 4 children: Florence (Louis dec), Beverly (Wesley dec), Walter dec (Patty), Williard (Julie), 12 grandchildren: Sharon (Art), Sheryl, Michelle (Dan), Susan, Michael, Matthew, Morgan, Karen (Casey), Lynda, Laura, Melissa (Opear) and Katie, and 9 great grandchildren: Erik (Kat), Kimmie, Drew, Sarah, Alyssa, Lauren, Emily, Jack, and Annabel.

Memorial donations may be made in Bessie’s memory to ACC Senior Service at 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831


  • FF says:

    So sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in the hope at Rev 21:4 which says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”.

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