Betty Lorraine Mulvane
Her life was an excellent example
to everyone. There has been no better friend, relative or
companion. In spite of nearly constant pain in recent years she
always had a cheery smile and a kind word. A cross word was very
rare and always appropriate.
Betty's most cherished goals and
happiest recollections regarded helping family and friends and
doing things with them. A special delight to her was always
children....her children and those in her care. She patiently
and with great love provided a daycare in her home where many
small children grew to adolescence and after reaching adulthood
have kept in touch with her. Her four great-grandchildren were
the delight of her latter years and playing with them brought
out a youthfulness and spryness her 75 years and her arthritis
could not repress.
Betty loved special occasions
very much. She could not control destiny of course yet she was
born on New Year's Day, had her first child on Independence Day,
and died on Easter weekend.
Christmas was her most special
occasion and she loved hosting the family at her home. Her last
Christmas there was just the way she liked it with cheery
decorations and the squeals of delight from the children as they
opened the presents Betty playfully called "prizes".
For most of the family, Christmas will never be the same until
we start our eternity of Christmases with her in heaven. We are
sure by now that God has provided a special place for Betty to
continue her Christmas traditions with her family and she is
probably planning them already. We expect she will have the
traditional Kahlua cake with a turkey and dressing dinner.
Betty achieved a long time goal a
decade or so ago when she took her daughters and granddaughters
on a wonderful Hawaiian vacation. It was typical of her to be
thinking of her family and seeing that they had a good time.
Betty's Irish heritage is
probably one of the big reasons for being so family oriented.
She let you know where you stood and was always fair minded and
While Betty was with us the skies
were bluer, the birds cheerier, the roses fragrance sweeter. She
left her part of the world much better for her being here.
On one of her last days she
listened to a recording of her beloved great grandchildren
wishing her well and singing to her. One of the songs is echoed
in the hearts of each member of her family...."You are so
beautiful to me , yes to me!"
After being told of Betty's
passing, her two year old granddaughter cried herself to sleep.
There are not many great grandmothers that could command that
much love from one so young. Betty was certainly one.
We expect God's special place in
heaven for Betty will become just as warm and loving as her home
has been when she was here. The family will make it their first
stop on arrival and it will again become one of our favorite
places to gather the kids and enjoy their laughter and Betty's
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