- 85 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 28, 1928
- Place of birth:
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, United States
- Date of passing: May 25, 2013
- Place of passing:
Englewood, Florida, United States
|If I stand here, I can see the little red haired girl when she comes out of her house. Charlie Brown|
This memorial website was created in the memory of my Mom, Betty Bishop, 85, born on January 28, 1928 and passed away on May 25, 2013. God willing, you are playing bridge with your old friends by day, and sharing pleasant evenings with Dad by night.
"Your sister says that it is a good thing that she doesn't have longer to live with the politicians have gone nutso. It is not the world that existed so long ago when we sat around that round white table in the kitchen, Mom cooking up a storm, Dad sipping coffee from a saucer and eating meat with his desert and the conversation the happenings of the day. I doubt very much that you are there in that kitchen with Dale and Larry, but I am hoping that I will someday see you and those I loved again. I will be pissed beyond belief if I am shoveling coal by myself."
"May 25th, 2016 marked three years since you left us. I must confess I was volunteering in the morning and Eastern Star meeting in the afternoon, and then picked up my neighbor for our church supper, so I didn't get on my computer to leave a message. However, that doesn't mean I wasn't remembering you as you joined the angels. Still Sweet in my Memory."
"Today, I received sad news regarding my sister-in-law, so soon she will be joining my sister and all of her loved ones. LIfe is so short, so we must make the most of what time is left to us. Thank God, I have so many wonderful memories of my sister and growing up together. Happy Birthday, as you watch over us."
"It is hard to believe that it has been only 3 years, It seems much longer and you are truly missed"
"Happy birthday, Betty;
I loved to go to your house when I was young. I will always remember
your laugh. It came from the bottom of your feet! You were awsome. I wish we could have visited one last time."
"You use to say,"When your number is up, your number is up". Here's to you wherever your number has taken you. You are missed."
"Mom would have been 87 today. Dad's 92nd birthday was last October. I met a man last night who had just retired from Nestle's and it brought back a flood of memories of that period of our lives (1950s) including Farfel the dog (mine was made of rubber and had wires through his body and ears for putting him in different poses) and a kite far larger than I was with a Nestle Chocolate Chip skin that Dale had made. Those truly were the best of times for us as a family.
Happy Birthday, Mom. Say hi to Dad for me :-)"
"Today would have been my sister's birthday. I always made sure she had an angel food cake for her birthday, and of course ice cream. I have many fond memories of all the birthdays we celebrated as kids, and our Mom always made an angel food cake from scratch. No box cake mixes in those days."
"Not a Sunday passes by, that I don't think of my sister and the afternoons we shared. Sometimes we would go to the movies.
She loved to play bingo, and was really lucky at it. I never could
win at bingo. I, too, hope she is playing cards with friends up there, and enjoying time with her husband, Dale."
"I am missing a light that shone in my life."
"Happy birthday, Grandma! We love you and think of you often, and we see you every day on our digital picture frame (thanks to your son, who's very good about uploading family photos through the years). Each time you and Grandpa Dale appear, I point you out to Finley and tell her about crafts at your kitchen table at the Minnesota house or the hours Jenny and I would spend going through Grandpa's goods in the basement there (I still fantasize about gluing together that shredded million dollars under glass...). You are missed, but you will never be forgotten."
"Today would have been Betty's 86th birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom."
"were not certain how we were related, but it simply didn't matter, they loved us very much as I'm certain they did not ever meet a stranger. Heaven has two very special angels."
"I can remember very vividly when Betty, Jake and I were making Santa Claus ornaments out of Reader's Digest magazines. Betty's vivacious, welcoming smile put my mind at ease. Dale would prop us on his lap and chat with us and I was always so excited about coming home with new pens and pencils. Both Betty and Dale would accept us with open arms and BOTH of their smiles. At this point,"
"Visiting Aunt Clara on Washington Ave in Detroit Lakes, Mn. was always fun and especially when Betty popped in. She was so vibrant with her smile and flowing red hair. I loved her laugh and always admired her glamorous personality that brightened a room. Sweet and precious memories that still make me smile remembering lovely cousin Betty June."
"My first memories of my sister was singing a song from a Disney Movie as she passed me sitting on a living room couch. It contained the phrase ,"Aye,aye,aye" which were among the first words I spoke. While ironing clothes in the kitchen,she would sing along to show tunes on the phonograph. Her favorite song - " Danny Boy" (Sorry Dan). I miss her."
"Dan and Family
I remember going to your house many times when I was very young. I thought Betty was such a fun lady because she always wore a smile and laughed much. When we would visit Aunt Clara and Ade I always hoped she would be there too. Blessed be her memory."
"Betty will always be remembered in my heart as my lovely fun love cousin, Always with a huge smile, good jokes, and a warm heart. She made me feel good when I was down, put me in my place when I was naughty, and gave great hugs. I miss her dearly."
"Right after arriving in Florida, she joined the Arthur Murray's Dance Studios, and traveled to different cities within Southwest Florida with her friend Aline McCoy. She enjoyed the dancing, until she went to work for Nielsen's Media Research Company in Venice, Florida."
"My mom lived two lifes - 50 plus years as a daughter-sister-wife-mother-family provider in Minnesota and a second life setting off on her own to live the remainder of her life in Florida. Work defined my mother. Many of her closest friends and relationships came from her jobs at Peters Meats, Gabor Trucking and Nielsens. While age stole her memories, she and my Dad will always be in mine."
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