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OVERVIEW

Bette, known to her students as Mrs. Pinkerton, died on Thursday, 2005 February 3, as the result of injuries sustained in a car crash in Riverside. The loss of this favorite long-time teacher touched her students, of all types, and their families around the world. Her life was celebrated at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Riverside California Stake Center on Friday, 2005 February 11, at 4pm. Interment was at Riverside National Cemetery on Monday, 2005 February 14, at 11am. Mrs. Pinkerton's spirit lives on in her compilation CHARACTER EDUCATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM, the tributes she has been paid, and THE BETTE PINKERTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

ARTICLES & OBITUARY

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
          2005 February 4, Friday; Article
          2005 February 8, Tuesday; Article
          2005 February 9, Wednesday; Obituary
 

      


Courtesy Nita and Bill Prosenik

 

CRASH SITE
          Diagram

          Ravine
          Roadside cross, flowers, and lantern

 

POLICE & CORONER'S REPORT
          The Coroner's report concerning the death of Bette Pinkerton has not been made public.

          The Police report concerning the death of Bette Pinkerton has not been made public.

 

  

"Bette... Don't ever forget how respected and appreciated you are by people who know what an excellent teacher you are--your peers."  --Diane
 
 
 
"Teacher of the Year" Bette, Mrs. Pinkerton, also receives bouquets and other tributes from her students at Castle View Elementary School, Riverside, 1998. 
Courtesy Dale Pinkerton
 

 

HONORS
 
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CLASSROOM VISIT
Courtesy Dale Pinkerton
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THANK-YOUS
(The items in this collection are included arbitrarily and represent only a sample of the cards and letters found in a vibrant pink shopping bag, in a cupboard next to Bette's master classroom handbooks, in the garage above her gardening trolley.)
STUDENTS
PARENTS
PEERS

AROUND THE HOUSE
 
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NITA AND BILL PROSENIK GALLERY
 
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JENNIFER WEBB
GALLERY

 
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"I need to perc about things 
before I know what I think."
--Bette Pinkerton, grande mocha

SERVICES

VIEWING & FAMILY PRAYER
Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary
2005 February 10, 5pm

Prayer Bishop David E. Smalley

 

FUNERAL
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Riverside California Stake Center
2005 February 11, 4pm

 
Program  (Exterior, Interior) Organization: Bishop David E. Smalley
Design and Production: Jeff Nelson
   
Bookmark Concept: Nita Prosenik
Text: Bob Pinkerton
Design & Production: Bill Prosenik
   
Prelude and Accompanist Verna Wolf
Presiding Bishop David E. Smalley, Canyon Crest Ward
Opening Remarks Bishop David E. Smalley
Opening Hymn: No. 292, "O My Father" Congregation
Music Director Beverly Pederson
Invocation Mike Green, High Priest Group First Assistant
Musical Selection: "I Will Follow God's Plan" Primary Children's Choir, Children and Young Women from the Canyon Crest Ward and Riverside Stake
Speaker Jan Canty; Friend, Teacher, and Peer
Speaker Kathi Gibeault; Friend, Teacher, and Peer
Speaker Gary R. Gray*, Brother
Speaker Geoffrey O'Driscoll Gray-Lee, Nephew
Musical Selection: "Amazing Grace" Beverly Pederson, Soloist
Speaker John Plocher, Home Teacher
Remarks Bishop David E. Smalley
Closing Humn: No. 166, "Abide With Me" Congregation
Benediction Leisa Plocher, Visiting Teacher
   
Pall Bearers Bill Prosenik, Brother-In-Law
Doug Prosenik, Nephew
Brad Pinkerton, Nephew
Bob Pinkerton, Brother-In-Law
Don Pinkerton, Brother-In-Law
Gary R. Gray, Brother
Geoffrey O'Driscoll Gray-Lee, Nephew
Leo Bramel, Nephew
Brandon Webb, Grandson
    
Security Canyon Crest Ward High Priest Group and Elder's Quorum
   
Reception Nita and Bill Prosenik, Sister and Brother-In-Law
Catering Canyon Crest Ward Relief Society
Exchange Club of Magnolia Center
Nita's Bridge Club
   
Compassionate Service Canyon Crest Ward Relief Society

 

DEDICATORY PRAYER AND INTERMENT
Riverside National Cemetery
2005 February 14, 11am

Remarks and Prayer John Plocher
 

 

 

Plot 49A 1068

 

ADDITIONAL TRIBUTES

STATEMENTS

Andy Gibeault
Kathi Gibeault
Paula N. Mayer
Jim and Linda McGough
Brandon Webb
 

SHADE TREE & BENCH
    
Don, Jennifer,
Tiffany, Brandon, and Dylan Webb
  


  CONTACT

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*Solicited, but not received.
 

      

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