Bette Louise (Plies) Garcia, 82, passed away on Oct. 29, 2013 in Lincoln.
She was born in Fairbury on Feb. 3, 1931, the daughter of John Melvin and Esther Luella (Deuchler) Plies.
She graduated in 1948 from Fairbury High School and joined the U.S. Air Force. On Apr. 15, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert James Garcia in Fairbury, and their union was blessed with four children, Patricia, Linda, John and Esther.
She was a homemaker and in later years she was a CNA at Beatrice Hospital and Beatrice Manor. She also worked at the grocery store in Odell. She lived most of her life in Fairbury, Diller and Odell and moved in Seward following the death of her husband on Oct. 29, 2005. She was a member of the American Legion in Odell and attended the Church of Christ in Lincoln.