Betty Maurine Robarts

July 19, 1924 – June 20, 2022

Betty Maurine Robarts was born in Portland, Oregon in 1924 but grew up in Utah. In 1942 she travelled from Ogden, Utah to Berkeley, California where she attended the University of California. While there, she was a member and officer of the Chi Omega Sorority. It was there that she made many friends and created many long-cherished memories. Throughout her life she remained a devoted Golden Bear. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Captain Robert Robarts, who was at that time flying for Pan American Airways in support of the war effort. They were married in 1945 in Piedmont, California. Bob’s job with Pan Am resulted in changing base assignments and their first home was in Miami and then Greenwich, Connecticut. They finally put down roots in Atherton in 1964. While in Greenwich and Atherton, Betty enjoyed being a room mother at her children’s schools as well as scout and brownie mother. She did volunteer work at Stanford Children’s Hospital. She and Bob were members of the Circus Club in Atherton where they made many long-lasting friendships. They enjoyed travelling all over the world on Pan Am and had many lifetime friends within Pan Am. They always looked forward to spending time at their home on the big island of Hawaii. In 2003 Betty and Bob moved into the Vi in Palo Alto. Betty was predeceased by her parents Maurine and Vernon Brown and by her husband Bob who passed in 2018. She is survived by her daughters Rebecca Wilson (Rick) and Carolyn Roth (Dennis Chinn) of Menlo Park and her son Douglas Robarts (Lisa) of Elk Grove. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and eight (soon to be nine) great-grandchildren – all of whom she treasured and brought great joy to her life. The family would like to thank the nurses, social workers and doctors of Mission and Pathways Hospice for their care and support.