Elizabeth Josephine Poteet
Elizabeth (Betty) Josephine Poteet died Oct. 6, 2015 at the age of 95. She was born Feb. 23, 1920 in Oklahoma to Jacob and Maude Richert.
An Oakhurst resident since 1972, she was a well-known area artist. During WWII, she worked for the war effort in a Richmond shipyard. She also worked for Pacific Telephone for 25 years. She was past president of Yosemite Western artists, was active in the Society of Western Artists, and was the recipient of many awards for her artwork.
She was very involved in her church, Mountain Christian Center, and enjoyed teaching art to her great grandchildren.
Mrs. Poteet was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene, and her sister Patricia Richert.
She is survived by her children, Karren Striplin of Grants Pass, Ore., and Yvonne Musacchio of Oakhurst; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
A memorial service was held last weekend at Mountain Christian Church.