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In Memory of

Betty Ruth Sinsley

December 26, 1930 - November 29, 2016

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Betty Ruth Sinsley
Resident of Sunnyvale, CA.
December 26, 1930 - November 29, 2016

Betty Sinsley, a long time resident of Saratoga and Sunnyvale, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29 after a two year battle with cancer. Betty was born in Dyer Arkansas, moved to California with her parents, Jack and Clara Stanfill, and brother, Raymond, in the early 1940s. After a short stay in Los Angles the family settled in San Mateo County. She and Grover Sinsley met in the trailer court where she lived with her parents and he lived with...

Betty Ruth Sinsley
Resident of Sunnyvale, CA.
December 26, 1930 - November 29, 2016

Betty Sinsley, a long time resident of Saratoga and Sunnyvale, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29 after a two year battle with cancer. Betty was born in Dyer Arkansas, moved to California with her parents, Jack and Clara Stanfill, and brother, Raymond, in the early 1940s. After a short stay in Los Angles the family settled in San Mateo County. She and Grover Sinsley met in the trailer court where she lived with her parents and he lived with his brothers. They were married in 1948 and shared a full life until his death in 2009.

Together Grover and Betty started Sinsley Homes in Sunnyvale in the late 1950s. The first two homes they built were on Gerber Court and Betty even helped with framing when Grover was short handed. In the first few years of the business she was the company painter and wallpaper hanger, as well as bookkeeper. After building custom homes in Sunnyvale and Los Gatos, Grover built several duplexes in a neighborhood off of Manet, which Betty managed as rental units for several years.

Betty was an avid golfer and member of several golf clubs where she developed many lasting friendships. She loved the San Francisco Giants and attended 53 consecutive Opening Day games. Betty was also a loyal member and volunteer at Valley Church. She taught several Bible Studies through out her life in her church, the community, various convalescent hospitals, a military wives group at Moffett Field, and even inmates at Elmwood Correctional Facility. Her greatest desire was to bring glory to her Lord Jesus Christ, and share the gospel with others through word and deed.

Betty Sinsley was defined by her strength of character and her commitment to the things she loved. Her belief in the salvation that comes from faith in Jesus Christ was the fire that fueled her life on this earth. She passionately loved her family. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were more than blessings from God, they were her beloved companions and some were her caregivers to the very end.

Betty is survived by her three children, Grover (Skip) Sinsley and wife, Shelly of Orangevale, Vicky S. Powers and husband Laird of Los Altos, and Douglas Sinsley of Grass Valley, and her ten grandchildren: Christina Sinsley and Sawyer Schafer, Alicia and Jeremy Reuscher, David Powers, Amber and Karl Ozinga, Jonathan and Debbie Powers, Joseph Powers, Benjamin and Kristen Powers, Douglas (Deej) Sinsley, Jr, Carl and Andrea Sinsley, Clara Sinsley and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother in law Raymond (and Jeanne) Sinsley of Los Altos, and their children Raymond, Jr and Lori Sinsley.

Friends and family are invited to a Memorial service Sunday, December 11 at 1:30 pm at Valley Church 10885 North Stelling Road, Cupertino.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hume Ministries, 5545 E. Hedges Ave. Fresno, CA 93727-2223 to support the work of Hume Lake Christian Camp (humelake.org/support)