Betty Kievlan

Obituary of Betty Kievlan

Betty Ann Kievlan, 80, died peacefully at home April 22, 2021 with the loving care of Lisa Urbanicic.  She was born in Bayfield Wisconsin to George and Thelma (Hall) Haiden.  She is proceeded in death by her baby sister, Nancy (Haiden) Hall.  She has three children, Lorie Juhl (married to Chris Juhl), Elizabeth Crabtree (married to Alan Crabtree), and David Kievlan.  She was blessed with 9 grandchildren, Brad Tuttle, Jeff Tuttle, Jesse Tuttle, Brianna Juhl, Jessica (Juhl) Davis, Eric Crabtree, Matthew Crabtree, Rebecca Crabtree, and Madison Kievlan.  Jessica has blessed her grandmother with two great granddaughters, Byerly and Karson Davis. Her heart sister and best friend is Diane (Lemos) Massaia, as her family open their home and hearts to her in her teens. 

Betty had a remarkably close relationship with her maternal grandparents, John and Hilda Hall.  She came to Santa Cruz where she attended Santa Cruz High School.  She learned to drive at 16, when she drove her grandparents back to Minnesota.  She returned to Santa Cruz where she lived with the Lemos family.   She has had a wonderful loving married life to George (Bud) Kievlan for 59 years.  She participated in many bowling teams with Don and Jean Guidici and attended a wide variety of social clubs.  She worked at the Capitola Straw Hat Pizza parlor for many years and was continued to be known at the Pizza Lady.  She attended every one of her children and grandchildren’s school events and was an active parent volunteer.  She traveled frequently to Hawaii, where her daughter Elizabeth (Liz) lives, and has enjoyed many trips to Reno, where Lorie now lives. 

A celebration of life will be scheduled later in the summer. 

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