Betty Dasso


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Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Betty J. Driskell Dasso, 69, of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Rock Island, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Following the memorial service, a private family inurnment will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Betty was born on July 3, 1943, in Rock Island, to William and Myrtle Driskell. She graduated from Alleman High School in 1961.She married Henry "Bud" Dasso in 1964, and together they had three children.She was employed with the Rock Island Arsenal for 15 years.
Her hobbies were all things outdoors, including fishing, camping, gardening and having family picnics.She loved sunbathing and taking rides in her convertible Mazda Miata. She relocated to Arizona in 2003 to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons,Steve (Julie) Dasso and Kevin Dasso; daughter, Aimee (Jim) Toney; sister, Donna Forari; stepbrother, William Driskell; grandchildren, Hollie Dasso, Shane Dasso, Brandon Dasso, Ezra Toney and Ella Toney; great-grandson, Luke Mayer; and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.













 



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