Betty Dasso


Share
Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 7:59 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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.













 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






(More History)