Betty Jean Burgeis Dec. 12, 1924 – Sept. 16, 2020

Celebration of Life


September 26, 2020

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Betty Jean Burgeis

Betty Jean Burgeis went to be with the Lord on September 16, 2020. She was born on December 12, 1924 in Tulare, California, and over the years lived in Caliente, Cameron Canyon and Tehachapi.

She moved to Tehachapi in 1940 and attended Tehachapi schools. Betty graduated from Tehachapi High School. She worked for the potato shed, the lilac farm and the Wells Elementary School cafeteria.

Preceding Betty in death are her husband, Donald R. "Bob" Burgeis; son, Larry Burgeis; and grandson, Drake Burgeis. Left to miss Betty are son, Gary Burgeis, and his wife, Thelma; son, Donald P. Burgeis, and his wife, Betty; brother, Lawrence Hifner; grandchildren, Stephanie, Crystal, Becky, Laurie, Robert, and Drake; great-grandchildren, Austin, Larrisa, Isaac, Elijah, Adam, Avery, Madison, Kristen, Mackenzie, Madelynn, Brooke, Justin and Suzie; and many nieces and nephews.

She will be forever in our hearts. Her love and devotion will be terribly missed by the entire family.

A visitation was held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Wood Family Funeral Service. Funeral services were held September 23, 2020 at The Woods Pavilion. Graveside services followed at Tehachapi Public Cemetery-Westside, 920 Enterprise Way, Tehachapi.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi, California. Online condolences can be made at


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