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Betsy Arana Fifield

December 18, 1945 - May 1, 2018

Betsy Arana Fifield

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December 18, 1945 – May 01, 2018


Betsy Arana Fifield, 72, of Grants Pass, Oregon, passed away from a rare lung disease on May 1, 2018 in Portland , Oregon.

Betsy was born on December 18, 1945 in Managua, Nicaragua to Rodolfo and Bertha Arana.  She graduated from Our Lady Queen of Angels in Los Angeles, California.  Later Betsy moved from California to Oregon and after her completion of Beauty School pursued her passion of being a hairdresser for 33 years.

Betsy married her husband John Fifield on August 7, 1993 and would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year.

Betsy enjoyed all there was to love about Oregon’s beauty.  She was very fun loving, spunky, young at heart, and to her grandchildren she was known as the fun grandma.  Betsy had a beautiful voice and loved to Karaoke with her husband and friends.  She loved bowling, playing pool, watching horse races, and gardening.  She also loved to bake, planting flowers, crabbing, and fishing with her husband.

Betsy is survived by her husband John Fifield of Grants Pass, Oregon.  Also surviving are her three sons, Christopher A. Duarte of CA, Adrian G. Duarte of CA, Gabriel Duarte of WA, and daughter Elena M. Becerra of CA; four grandsons, four granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, two sisters Rose Guillen and Marisa Arana.

Betsy is preceded in death by her parents; as well as her brother Leonard and sister Ruth.

A celebration of life will be held in remembrance of Betsy at a later date