Minerva Leticia Bethel of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on January 25, 1942 in Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to parents, Tomas Garcia Gomez and Irene Mata Gomez. She died on October 3, 2021 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 79 years.
Minerva was raised in Texas and Grandview, Washington, graduating from Big Bend Community College in Moses lake as a licensed practical nurse. She worked at the Othello Hospital, Good Shepherd and Regency in Hermiston, Oregon. Minerva was united in marriage to Lynn Bethel on August 5, 1977 in Hermiston, Oregon. She enjoyed gardening, animals, sewing, music and cherished family gatherings.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years: Lynn Bethel; children: Leticia “Letty” Little and husband Bob, John Guel and wife Beatrice, Jason Bethel and wife Claudia, Thomas Bethel and Richard “Ricky” Bethel; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Minerva was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter: Elizabeth “Betsy” Miles .
A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Minerva’s memory to Fuzz Ball or St Jude’s Hospital for Children.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.