Betty E. Sabraw Whitcomb

betty sabraw whitcomb

March 5, 1928 ~ January 20, 2024

Born in: Cresent City, California
Resided in: Fremont, California

Betty E. Sabraw Whitcomb died at home on January 20, 2024, following a brief illness.  She was 95.  Betty was born in Crescent City, California to Norman and Le Ora King.  In 1940, the family moved to Santa Rosa, California, where Betty and her sister, Ellen attended Santa Rosa High School.  There, she met her high school sweetheart, M. O. Sabraw, whom she married in 1947.  In 1953, the couple settled in Fremont and became active members of the community while raising four children.  Betty was a wonderful homemaker, active mother, and a cherished friend to all who were lucky enough to know her.   She threw epic dinner parties, and enjoyed snow and water skiing, horseback riding, travel, nature, and all manner of animals.

In 1997, Betty married her second husband, Doug Whitcomb, the love of her life.  Together they traveled the world, frequently picnicked at the coast, entertained countless friends, and enjoyed their blended family of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  They were married for 18 lovely years.

Betty leaves behind precious memories of her dear late husband, Doug; her three sons, Ron, Mark, and Kris Sabraw; her daughter, Teri (Sabraw) Block; her foster daughter, Elvira Durflinger; her sister, Ellen Spillman; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a wonderful extended family; and countless cherished friends.

There will be a memorial service for Betty at 11:00 a.m. on February 11, 2024, at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, California  94538.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, Dublin, CA  94568 ( or Tunnel to Towers Foundation (


Memorial Service: February 11, 2024 11:00 am

Room: Garden Chapel

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


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  1. To Teri & the Sabraw family
    I am so saddened by the passing of your precious mother.
    I will remember Betty as a lovely woman, cute as a button with a great disposition.
    May you find peace knowing she was loved by so many of us growing up.
    My heart and prayers go out to your family & closest friends at this difficult time. With love & fond memories,

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