Eunice "Eunie" Bettencourt Friday, July 4, 1924 - Thursday, May 11, 2017

Eunice “Eunie” Edrige Bettencourt, age 92, died in Winchester, VA , on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Born July 4, 1924, at the Rotta Winery in Templeton, CA to Gerolamo and Annetta Rotta, she graduated from Santa Maria High School. Eunice married Vernon Manual Bettencourt on February 10, 1946.
She lived in Ventura and Santa Barbara, CA, until her husband’s retirement when they moved to Arroyo Grande, CA. She moved to Virginia in 2008 and moved into Westminster-Canterbury in 2010.
Eunice enjoyed World War II aviation history and was a member of the Santa Maria Museum of Flight. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband.
Survivors include her son, Vernon Bettencourt, Jr and his wife Mary Ann; her daughter, Barbara McGhan and her husband, Jim; 5 grandchildren and 3 spouses; and 4 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon.
A Viewing will be held from 4 – 6 pm, Wednesday, May 24th, at Dudley-Hoffman funeral home, 1003 E. Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA. Services will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, May 25th , at Dudley-Hoffman funeral home with burial following at the Santa Maria Cemetery, 1501 S College Dr, Santa Maria.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to:
Santa Maria Museum of Flight, 3015 Airpark Dr., Santa Maria, CA 93455
American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231