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Elisabeth "Betty" Louise Clardy

March 7, 1934 - July 14, 2019

Betty Clardy was born Elizabeth Louise Leuenberger on March 7, 1934, to Archibald William Leuenberger and Louise Bradford Holder in Los Angeles, Ca at General Hospital. She was the oldest of five siblings. Betty is survived by her daughter Robin Beckett and daughters by marriage Robbie Cook and Cindy Clardy; Grandchildren Kim Collis, Ryan Hardin, Dustin Hardin, Megan Anuschat and James Clardy, and seven great-grandchildren. She was a warm and kind person throughout her life, beloved by her family and all who were blessed to know her. 

Betty married Raymond Jack Bond when she was just 17 in Long Beach, Ca. Together they welcomed their daughter, Robin Lynn Bond. Raymond died of brain cancer when Robin was only three months old. Betty then married James Scully, and they lived in Big Bear, California for most of their nine years together. Betty loved horses and built a corral and barn for her favorite horse, Chris. The marriage ended in 1960 and Betty moved to San Fernando Valley, Ca. 

She was working at a coffee shop when she met Charles Robert “BOB” Clardy. At their very first meeting, Bob told her he was going to marry her - and he did! They moved to a 15-acre ranch in Lockeford, Ca. and had many adventures over the 20 years they were there. 

Betty loved The Ranch. Always a hard worker, she loved to revitalize and renovate, fixing up old things to make them look new. She also painted beautiful landscapes and was the first woman to work at the cannery, printing labels. Betty often said she could do anything she made up her mind to do - and she always did! Bob and Betty enjoyed over 45 years of marriage until he passed in 2007.

In 2009, Betty moved to the Applewood Retirement Community in Salem, Oregon. She said the past ten years at Applewood were the best years of her life. She was happy to fulfill her heart’s desire to spend her final days at the home she loved, surrounded by people who care so much. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 26 at 2 pm at Applewood Retirement Community at 309 Lancaster Drive, NE Salem, OR 97301.

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Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. I understand your sorrow. Betty lived a good life and was so lucky to have you and Jerry's love and support along the way. I am glad the celebration will be at the home where she was so happy. Love you my friend, Jean

As our family gathers in heart and in person to honor this amazing woman I have the blessing to call you my big Sister , I want to say Thank You for all your kindness and Love. You will be missed but never forgotten. Your baby sis Kathy

Prayers for your family. She was a joy to be around. God Bless You.

We send our condolences to you Robin and your family on the loss of your lovely mother.  Thinking of you.
Vicki and Bill Steyn

That is a lovely tribute. My thoughts are with you. 

Robin,Our hearts go out to you with love. Holding you close in prayer for our Heavenly Fathers peace to comfort you. Knowing Mama Betty is now in her heavenly home safe in His care. Beautiful Photo, Wonderful Tribute. Bobbi & Jerry Walther

My condolences to Betty’s family. I used to live at Applewood. Betty and I became good friend. Stopped to see her not to long ago. Betty was special. RIP Betty you will be missed 

My prayers and love go out to the family. I never had the honor of meeting Betty, but her beautiful Daughter Robin and Granddaughter Kim are my surrogate family. I am blessed to have you all in my life. 

Dear Robin and Family,

Just sending you heartfelt love at this difficult time of transition.  You are so blessed and fortunate to have such a loving good Mom.  Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.