Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Sodeman


July 15, 1937 - January 19, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Sodeman joined her husband, Dennis Ray Sodeman into eternal life on January 19th, 2018, just 110 days since his passing. They resided in Sun City, Lincoln Hills in Lincoln, CA.

Mary, known fondly as Betty, was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Betty, a native Californian, was born July 15, 1937 in Redwood City to Fred and Loretta Fader. She is survived by her brother, Fred (Verna) Fader and sisters, Barbara (Tom) McCord and Diane Isles-Berry.

Her children, Denise Bryan, Debbie (David) Norman, and Tim (Elise) Sodeman, learned from her the enjoyment of parenting.

Betty is adoringly survived by 8 grandchildren. Melissa (John) Clark, Jennifer (Kirk) Nichols, Kevin (Evi) Bryan; David (Allison) Norman, Donald (Hannah) Norman, Krysten (Nathan) Thompson; Robert (Mallery) Sodeman and Ashleigh (Daniel) Sodeman.

For over four decades, Betty and Dennis owned and operated the Polly Prim Bakery in Los Gatos. In addition to baking, Betty loved dancing, hosting parties, and most importantly, being a doting great-grandmother. She is survived by 14 great-grandchildren, insuring her family's legacy of love, care, and adoration.