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In Memory Of Greyling William Betz

23rd September 1961 – 4th January 2007

This memorial website was created in the memory of Greyling William Betz, born on the 23rd September 1961 and passed away on the 4th January 2007, 45 years of age.
Full Name: Greyling William Betz
Born: 23rd September 1961
Passed Away: 4th January 2007
Age: 45 years of age
Country: The United States
Father: Hunter
Mother: Darlene
Children: Hunter
Siblings: Lisa, Blake, Daira, Brandon, Shannon and Jennifer

Created by Cathi on 27 Jan 2007 & upgraded by Cathi
In Memory Of Greyling William Betz
Survived By: and also many friends

Greyling Betz, a father, a son, a brother, and a friend to so many was killed Jan. 4th 2007.  There are so many different stories going around that I refuse to write any of them at this time.  It doesn't matter anyway because the final outcome will never be changed.  Greyling is gone and his life was taken much to soon.  He had so many years left to enjoy, and enjoying them was what he did.  Never have I seen a person so positive about life.  He used to always say that "life was good" and I always just kind of laughed about it, but he meant it.  In his opinion life was good.  He had his family, loving and caring people who would do anything for anyone, his son who he was so proud of and who he enjoyed spending his time with.  Then he had his friends, not a lot of friends, but there were a few that he remained close to.  Then unfortunately there were those who pretended to be his friends who I believe eventually led him to his death.  Greyling trusted just about everybody and would go out of his way to help you out if you needed help.  It is just leaves me with out words when I try to think why somebody would ever have wanted to take his life.  I dont know how one could live with themselves for doing such a vicious thing to somebody. 

Greyling was a smart, gentle, caring, funny individual who just had such an energy all around him.  It was hard not to feel the positiveness that came just from being near him.  He was my very close friend, someone who I communicated with nearly every single day.  I knew from the beginning that things just werent right when I went to his residence and he wasn't there.  But at the time we were only friends so he didn't really owe me any explaination as to where he was.  I kept checking back and still nothing. I tried to justify him being gone to myself so I didnt get all upset and create a havoc for no reason.  I mean last he had said to me was that he was going to a concert with his friend. So if anything happened then his "friend" would have surely notified someone right?  Wrong....his parents werent even told he was missing until a week later. Boy with friends like that who needs enemies??  Regardless, that is why I am not believing the story about the carjacking...friends dont do friends that way.  Nobody in their right mind would leave a friend and come all the way home and wait a week before they told the persons family.  Most would report it the second they crossed over into the United States. 

Like I said I will never understand why this had to happen and it is so unfair.  Unfair that these type of people run loose everywhere...unfair that he became a victim at the hands of somebody he trusted, and unfair because we are left here without somebody who meant the world to us.  We will probably never get the proper closure we deserve, and that would be seeing the guilty person or persons involved punished.  I know that there is somebody out there with answers that could solve this case and I am asking you to please come forward and help us.  Greyling did not deserve to die like this, his family did not deserve this and neither did his friends.  I will never forget the man who made such a difference in my life as I'm sure many others wont either, I am thankful for the years I was able to spend with Greyling years that noone can take away.  He may be gone from this world but his memory will be with me forever.  I will always love and miss you GWB.....

Poetry In Memory of Greyling Betz

Condolence Guest Book

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 4 Jan 2014 – SUSAN CLARK from Vista
      email author
Greyling I think about u all the time and miss u so much. You are always in my thoughts and I know u r looking down on Cathi and the boys. You are never out of reach and just the thought of you will bring you closer. I lost Molly less than a month ago and I know you will look after her for me until I am with you all. Missing u and never forgeting u . love susan

 18 Sep 2013 – Denise Andrews from Glendale Arizona
      email author
I am so sorry for your loss. One day soon all human suffering and distress will be a distant memory. May you find comfort from the scriptures where Jehovah God promises that man's enemy, death will be a thing of the past. Note Revelation 21:4 which says " And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain anymore. The former things have passed away." please contact me for more scriptural encouragement if you desire.

 2 Aug 2013 – Evola from Oregon
      email author
I can't believe your gone! So tragic and sad and I was hoping to connect with you someday and laugh like we used to. The endless stories we used to tell. I miss you and will always riding around in your blue VOLVO LOL! I will always miss the positive encouragement you used to give me about turning my life around. I finally did and married my soul mate in 1997. I had 3 children and it pains me deeply that I didn't have a chance to share my success with you dear friend. I love you and my mo... read more

 4 Jan 2011 – Cathi from Vista
      email author
Wow four years have come and gone...I don't think there was a day that went by that I didn't think of you in one way or another. My heart still breaks for the family that you left behind, the little boy that loved you so much, and the friends that still have a hard time coming to grips with your death. So senseless to take a life , I don't know what gives people the right to think that it's ok. Well GWB, I just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten you and I wanted to tell you that I s... read more

 5 Jan 2010 – Robin Hudler from Long Beach, NY
      email author
Another day without you Greyling. How can it be three years already? Too young - Too soon. You are deeply missed and thought of often.

 8 Dec 2009 – susan from temecula
      email author
I still think about you all the time and wish so much that you were here. I drove down the mountain from Temecula to Pala the other night and thought of you and the night Cathi and I went to the casino and I got a flat tire and you came and fixed it for me. You fixed so many things for me and made me laugh so much I hope I brought you some joy and happiness too. Molly sends her love too . You're a special angel and a special person. You are always in my heart love you forever. Susan

 28 Aug 2009 – Daira
      email author
Thanks Valerie..It is nice to know Greyling will be remembered at his class reunion..sure he would have been there if he could...sincerely his sister

 21 May 2009 – deborah lima from Fallbrook, CA
      email author
I'm sorry to hear of Greylings death. He was a nice guy and he'll be missed.

Visitor Flowers

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The following flowers have been placed by visitors to the online memorial of Greyling Betz. We invite you to leave your own flower at this memorial by entering clicking "leave my own flower" above.

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Cathi
7 Jun 2014
Cathi placed this flower & wrote: Remembering you with love...
Valerie
26 May 2014
Valerie placed this flower & wrote: Thinking of you on this Memorial Day my friend.
Mom and Dad
14 Mar 2014
Mom and Dad placed this flower & wrote: Put frowers on you plot today and trimed the tree there also Looks great Love you son.
Dad and Mom
23 Jan 2014
Dad and Mom placed this flower & wrote: Miss you son and love you so much
cathi
4 Jan 2014
cathi placed this flower & wrote: Miss you so much...
Cathi
11 Dec 2013
Cathi placed this flower & wrote: Thinking of you like always...
Dad and Mom
9 Dec 2013
Dad and Mom placed this flower & wrote: Really miss you son tell god we love him
Your sister
23 Sep 2013
Your sister placed this flower & wrote: Happy heavenly birthday! Thinking of you
Daira
5 Jan 2013
Daira placed this flower & wrote: I will always remember and never ever forget.
Cathi
4 Jan 2013
Cathi placed this flower & wrote: Remembering you...6 yrs. ago today you left..
dominic
4 Jan 2013
dominic placed this flower & wrote: just thinking bud
Dad
22 Jun 2012
Dad placed this flower & wrote: Love and miss you son
cathi
25 May 2012
cathi placed this flower & wrote: thinking about you always..love and miss u
Mom and Dad
11 Feb 2012
Mom and Dad placed this flower & wrote: Miss you so much son. say hello to Jesus for us. Love you both.
Mom and Dad
11 Feb 2012
Mom and Dad placed this flower & wrote: Miss you so much son. say hello to Jesus for us. Love you both.
Mom and Dad
11 Feb 2012
Mom and Dad placed this flower & wrote: Miss you so much son. say hello to Jesus for us. Love you both.
Cathi
4 Jan 2012
Cathi placed this flower & wrote: 5 yrs. without you...I miss you so much...love you
Valerie
23 Sep 2011
Valerie placed this flower & wrote: Happy Heavenly Birthday Greyling...
Daira
23 Sep 2011
Daira placed this flower & wrote: Remembering your Birthday too!
Cathi
23 Sep 2011
Cathi placed this flower & wrote: Remembering you on your birthday...
Tammie
14 Sep 2011
Tammie placed this flower & wrote: Missing my friend.. thinking about you Grey
Margaret & Richard Logan
30 Jun 2011
Margaret & Richard Logan placed this flower & wrote: We did not know you but we simply love your mom and dad
cathi
27 Jun 2011
cathi placed this flower & wrote: thinking of you
Just me :)
26 Mar 2011
Just me :) placed this flower & wrote: Thinking of you and your family & friends

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Family & Friends

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Daira
Sister
Robin
Passer By / Other
CAROLE
Passer By / Other


Darlene
Friend
Harold and Shirley
Family Friend
Paul
Friend


Cathi
Friend
Billy
Family Friend
Valerie
Friend


Julia
Family Friend
Pam
Friend

Author Journal


9 Jan 2008 - Cathi wrote in journal:
My dearest Greyling, first off I want to start with an apology...This memorial was created by myself because I needed a place to be able to go and pay my respects to you...I never cared if anyone else felt the same...I am however grateful to all those who have visited this site and left a kind word or just signed their name in your memory. That means the world to me...I would do anything to be able to keep a part of you alive within me...and I am so happy that your parents have found comfort in...   read more ...


4 Dec 2007 - Cathi wrote in journal:
Here it is nearly a year since you were taken from this earth. For what reason?? I don't believe there was a reason. It's sad to know that there are some people in this world who feel they must prove something to somebody at the expense of another. The ones responsible for my friends death were people he knew, not only did he know them he referred to them as his friends. He spoke very highly of them. I remember how he used to always tell me about the things that they would do together. I k...   read more ...


4 Oct 2007 - Cathi wrote in journal:
Well here it is another month gone by without you. This makes it 9 months since you were taken from your family and friends. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you some how or for some reason. Your picture still sits on my shelf in my room...your memory still is strong in my mind and I am so thankful for that. My birthday is coming up and it sure won't be the same without you...it's gonna be hard with all the memories I have of you and I. Anyways, I wish I had better news as far as catc...   read more ...


    
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1961  Born Sep 23
1979 Graduated Vista High School
2007  Passed away Jan 4

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9 Jan 2008 - Cathi wrote in journal:
My dearest Greyling, first off I want to start with an apology...This memorial was created by myself because I needed a place to be able to go and pay my respects to you...I never cared if anyone else felt the same...I am however grateful to all thos...  
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4 Dec 2007 - Cathi wrote in journal:
Here it is nearly a year since you were taken from this earth. For what reason?? I don't believe there was a reason. It's sad to know that there are some people in this world who feel they must prove something to somebody at the expense of another....  
read more ...

4 Oct 2007 - Cathi wrote in journal:
Well here it is another month gone by without you. This makes it 9 months since you were taken from your family and friends. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you some how or for some reason. Your picture still sits on my shelf in my room...y...  
read more ...

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