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Betty Van Horn
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 12, 1937
  • Place of birth:
    Hempstead, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 9, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Providence, Rhode Island, United States
The joyous creation of a time and space shared in love is both delicate & indestructible. ~ Molly Fumia

We created this memorial page to celebrate the wonderful life of our mother.  She was a kind and gentle woman and gave so much love to all those around her. She was an excellent mother, a loving wife, a warm & supportive friend, and a giving teacher.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lois Dean on 10th December 2012

"Although we moved from Norwich in 1975, Betty Van Horn played a very important part of our life as a young family.  I also loved working with Betty and Lois Peeler as they created a Sunday School curriculum.  Betty always had a plate of cookies at the ready whenever you visited!
Her smile and positive helping hand will not be forgotten."

This tribute was added by kim golovich on 20th November 2012

"To my dearest Betty , I am so happy to have known what a wonderful women you were . I saw you every Saturday for 2 years ... Making your hair look beautiful . When you walked I to the salon everyone was so happy to see you ! You always brightened up the mood , and for that I am blessed . May you rest in peace , you will be forever loved and missed . Xoxo"

This tribute was added by John Sachleben on 25th October 2012

"When I think of Aunt Betty I think of smiles and fun, the Norwich fair and parade, flashlight tag and kickball with Ruth and Dave, singing songs around the organ and cool christmas presents from Grandpas' Barn in Thetford I think,  and of course ice cream and world renowned choc chip cookies.  Rock on Aunt Betty! Heaven is a much happier place with you there.  Peace to all the Van Horns."

This tribute was added by Jason Vines on 20th October 2012

"Dear Ruth. I am so sorry to hear about your recent loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by susan peeler on 16th October 2012

"To me Betty was not only a woman full of hapiness, grace and excitement but had an extraordinary amount  of drive to live life to its fullest. She always made me feel as if there was'nt anything I couldn't do and she made my life enjoyable.  She has definately left footprints in my sand and I am blessed to have had her in my life as well as Jack, Ruth and David  May she rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Heather Hoisington on 16th October 2012

"Betty was always cheerful and put the needs of others first.  She loved children and enjoyed teaching kindergarten and giving piano lessons.  She will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.  To Ruth and David, please accept our deepest sympathy.
Heather and Barney"

This tribute was added by Lois Peeler on 15th October 2012

"What a joyous celebration of Betty's life! Thank you David, Nanette, Ruth and Abby. The fruits of your Mom's love, talents, faith and character were shown in your loving care of her when she most needed it. As a dear friend of Betty's I am most grateful to you."

This tribute was added by Scott Peeler on 13th October 2012

"Betty offered her home, her laugh, her music, and her love everyday, all the time, to so many young people in Norwich, myself included. To be with Betty was to feel welcome, loved, and happy. The world is a more beautiful place for her presence in it."

This tribute was added by Judy Barwood on 12th October 2012

"Hi Ruth and David.  I so much enjoyed playing bridge with  your  Mom in our "girl's" bridge group so many years ago.  What fun we had!  And it was always nice to meet at Dan & Whit's over the years for a chat.  Sorry that I am away and unable to attend her celebration tomorrow in Norwich.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all."

This tribute was added by ben trussell on 11th October 2012

"i worked for betty for many years she was always glad to see me when i would come and always was greatfull for what i did for her. she would bring out cookies for me and my helpers. she will be missed by many people"

This tribute was added by Elfi Shaak on 10th October 2012

"Betty was a sweet soul.  She shared her love for God with me and we rejoiced together knowing we would see each other at the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I was able to spend a day with Betty.  She cherished life and loved being with her wonderful family. I thank God for having met her and for her contribution to this world."

This tribute was added by Jack Sachleben on 10th October 2012

"Betty was a great younger sister who deserves many thanks for her unconditional love thru growing up, college pranks, and family get togethers on Long Island, in Norwich, and at the Lake.  Peace, my sister."

This tribute was added by eileen spear on 9th October 2012

"David and Ruth:  I pray that you may know God's comfort as you grieve."

This tribute was added by David Van Horn on 9th October 2012

"Mom was a great example of love, kindness and gentleness. She was always willing to laugh and make you feel good. She gave of her time and talents in so many different ways and to many different people. It's amazing looking back just how many people she helped by doing what she loved. Her Reward is waiting.  "...thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ..""

This tribute was added by Nanette Van Horn on 9th October 2012

"Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend.  Her generosity was only exceeded by her kindness.  She was gentle in all her ways, had a ready wit and a smile, easy to be with and easy to love.  She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.  But this is not the end..."In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye...the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

This tribute was added by Ruth Van Horn on 9th October 2012

"I am so blessed to have had a wonderful & nurturing mother. Mom was always giving her love in abundant ways and I always felt safe and loved."

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