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