Elizabeth Marie ‘Betty’ (Berger) Mauch

Elizabeth Marie ‘Betty’ (Berger) Mauch, 95, Carlsbad, Calif., formerly of Altoona, passed on to eternal rest with our Lord on June 29, 2013.

Surviving are five loving children: Caroline Zyskowski of Carlsbad, Calif., Richard Jr. of Aiken, S.C., Barbara Koett of San Antonio, Texas, Susan Spitzer of San Antonio, Texas, and James of Chester, N.J. In addition, she has 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Betty was born and raised in Altoona and graduated from Altoona Catholic High School. She later married Richard C. Mauch, and he preceded her in death in March 1972.

In 2006, Betty relocated to Carlsbad, Calif., where she resided at Elmcroft of La Villas De Carlsbad. She remained extremely active during her senior life, doing everything from aquasizing to brain enhancement games, yoga and many others. She especially enjoyed the warm Southern California weather, ocean breezes and the multitude of colorful flowers and shrubs.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025.