Mrs. Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" (née Waters) Garty
- December 6, 1915 - September 26, 2011
- Overbrook section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
of Mary 's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, PO Box 157, 1531 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153.
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My Aunt Betty made me feel so loved and special. One of my memories of her was when she was visiting my parents in Terre Haute, Indiana back in the 1980s. I was living in Charleston, South Carolina and coming home for Thanksgiving. I knew Aunt Betty was going to be there and was in a big hurry to be with her for the holiday. I was driving back when arriving in Indianapolis I was met by a very bad
Posted by: Mary Wolf - Fenton, MO - Niece Oct 11, 2011
My husband and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of your beloved Bettie. The grief felt when we lose a loved one may seem unbearable. At such times, we have gone to the comfort of God's Words, for he too, feels our pain when one we love dies.( Psalm 34:18 ) May you also find comfort from the experiences you shared together. Take care of yourself and each other.
Posted by: PJ Sep 29, 2011
Aunt Betty will always hold a special place in my heart. On a family trip to Philadelphia we were visiting Tracey's childhood spots. This is the first time I heard the story of Ellen. It was an amazing thing to personally witness the faith of this woman. She was a sweet special lady. I will miss her.
Posted by: Mary Ruth - Terre Haute, IN - nwice Sep 29, 2011
I remember the great visits in Cheyenne with Aunt Bettie. She was always interested in what was going on in the lives of all 9!of the Dixon kids. What a gentle, loving person.
Posted by: Molly haggerty - North bend, WA - Neice Sep 28, 2011
I fondly remember driving through a blizzard in Cheyenne with Aunt Betty to get to Baskin & Robins to get some jamocha almond fudge ice cream. It gives me pleasure to think of Betty, Helen, Uncle Father Joe...and Cookie, Joe, Uncle Johnny having a joyous reunion....eating great ice cream and saying...Betty..welcome home....we are so glad you are here. I loved how Betty made me feel like I was the most important person in the world when we were talking. We will miss her gentle spirit. 5
Posted by: Kevin Haggerty - North Bend, WA Sep 28, 2011
Mrs Garty. What a beautiful lady with a heart of gold and kindness that was never ending. Thank you so much for being a part of my life for so many years and and letting Danny join us. I have so many wonderful memories of you but I think one of my favorites is Sunday dinner listing to Sinatra.
Jack, Mary Kay and Katie...you were blessed with a wonderul Mother. Do not feel sad but know she has gone
Posted by: Linda and Danny Kelly - Drexel Hill, PA - Friend Sep 27, 2011
Mrs. Garty, thank you for the endless drinks of water, trips to the Library followed by water ice. Thank you for your wonderful family.
Rest in the Father’s Eternal Peace and Love.
Posted by: Bill Thomas - Media, PA - Friend of the Family Sep 27, 2011
She was a GREAT Nana to Mike, Mary Ellen, Emily and I. With Grandmom Sue, with had a "Cool Grandmom and Sweet Nana." She loved the simple things in life, and I'd like to think I learned to stop appreciate them as well. I will miss her so much... taking walks and singing, "your pep, your pep, you got it, now keep it, do'gonnit, don't lose it!" Everytime we heard an ambulance go by, she told me to say a
Posted by: Maureen - Cinnaminson, NJ - grandaughter Sep 27, 2011
What a beautiful lady! Her life wasn't always easy, but she always had a smile on her face and her hair was always perfect! The "Dolly Girls" are singing and dancing in heaven. I know Lucie and Father Joe and Uncle Johnny welcomed her with open arms. She will always be in my best memories.
Posted by: Pat Augusterfer - West Chester, PA - friend of family Sep 27, 2011