Betsy Goetz, age 91, of the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba (formerly of 1620 Dakota Avenue, Gladstone) died Thursday evening November 15, 2007 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where she was a resident.
Betsy was born November 22, 1916 in Cedar River, MI the daughter of Robert and Selma (Smaglick) Parrette. She was raised in Menomonee, MI and graduated from the Daggette High School. Betsy was united to Theodore Goetz on June 23, 1934 and they made their home in Daggette and Gladstone where they raised their four children.
Betsy was active in Girl Scouts and was a troop leader for over 20 years. She was a volunteer for Bay de Noc Community College, mentoring students in general studies. Her favorite past time activities were cooking, baking and hosting family gatherings. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling on road trips with family and friends. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Betsy was a faithful member of All Saints Church and was active in the U.P. Catholic Foresters, CCD instructor and the All Saints Guild. She was a member of the Gladstone Welfare Club, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Michigan State Employee
I hold your family in my thoughts and prayers…
A few years ago, I was a personal care aide for Betsy whern she received home visits. Betsy and I hit it off right away and soon we became great friends! She was a wonderful lady and I so much enjoyed our endless conversations. At times, we would talk so much.. We would run over our time limit! I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to have met Betsy. Each time I came, she couldn’t wait to hear the latest stories about my son and fill me in on all her latest news. We shared many laughs and when I left personal care services, we shared tears. I will truly miss Betsy but will cherish many wonderful memories. I feel blessed to have met her.
I am very sorry to learn of your loss. I know very well that the two of you were very close. I regret that I will not be able to attend the service. I do want you to know that you are always in my prayers and especially more so at this most difficult time for you.
I wish you the best.
To the Goetz Family:
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family at this time… Losing a loved one is never easy, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Now is a time that families need each other to lean on. We did not know Betsy personally but Ted is my son-in-law and losing my husband Clay A. Robinson Sr. a few years back was a trying time, and each one of you were there for us, and it was greatly appreciated by us all.
The Clay & Diane Robinson Family