Tuesday, March 26, 2013

                                                      Rest In Peace Bette Taylor
                                                                   1925~2013

 My dear Mother-in-law passed away last week, after a long battle with Alzheimers.
                                                       An early photo with her four small children. This photo is very dark but shows the love she had for her children; a love that lasted throughout her lifetime. Bette had four children, each born within one year of another. Can you imagine the chaos of having three children in diapers and trying to potty train the fourth?!


A birthday celebration for Bette at Lake Tahoe four years ago.
From left to right-Second Row-daughter Gay with her friend Matt standing behind her, me with my beloved behind me, daughter Nancy with her fellow Bernie behind her, grandson Jeff with his wife holding their son Jack, son James standing behind them.  Bette front and center.  At this point, she was still living at home and the disease had not yet taken over; the family went to the Boat Show near Sunnyside and had a wonderful lunch afterward.  My dear hubby and his family vacationed near Sunnyside every summer when he was little; this gathering brought back many fond memories for all of the family.
Bette was a wonderful woman who constantly helped others around her, loved doing things for her children and making life just a bit easier for everyone.  She had a wonderful sense of humor; Bette also loved to travel.  When hubby and I venture to Alaska this summer, she will be remembered-it was one of her favorite trips.  For me, Bette was another mom; she was the only mom I knew for the last 38+yrs.  I am thankful for all her support and love over the years. I am so thankful for the incredible son, husband, dad and grandpa she raised.  Hubby's devotion to our family is one of his strongest character traits and something I cherish.  Thank you mom for the wonderful job you did!
 The last time I was able to join hubby to visit her in the Assisted Living Facility, she recognized me when we walked in and was so excited to see me.  I hold this memory dear.  She will be deeply missed!  Hubby and I are so thankful that she lived a good, long life.

WE LOVE YOU MOM!

19 comments:

  1. What a wonderful woman she sounds like! And I love that she loved you and that you had such a good relationship with her. Soo many great memories to remember now. I pray that God will bring comfort to your family, and You will feel His peace during this time. HUGS!!

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  2. Woof! Woof! Sorry for your loss. Sending Lots of Golden LOVE. Lots of precious memories she'll be remembered forever. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. It certainly sounds like she lived a very blessed, love-filled, and happy life. Alzheimers is such a sad illness. Our family is dealing with early onset Alz. in a family member - just so hard to watch.

    So sorry for your loss.

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  4. Beautiful memories. Prayers to your family as you celebrate her life.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  5. Beautiful post to honor such a fine woman. I know you will hold on to those memories and keep her in your heart forever.

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful woman, and so devoted to her family. Her legacy is your wonderful family, and how close you all are. She must have been so proud of all her children.

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  7. She sounds like a lovely person who will live on with what she has passed on to others! A great celebration of her life!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. What a lovely tribute to your mother-in-law......your mother-in-love! Sorry for your loss. God bless you all at this time.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this wonderful memories. That's a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman.

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  11. God bless you as you let this wonderful woman go home to God. It is just so sad that Alzheimer's touches any of our lives. Great pictures. xo Diana

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  12. Praying that God would give you much peace dring this time. Lovely tribute to your mom

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  13. Beautiful woman and such a sweet tribute. God bless you all in your loss.

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  14. Oh I am so sorry for your loss!! She certainly sounded like a wonderful mother!! Hope you hold those sweet memories close to your heart!

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  15. So sorry to hear of your loss... how sad,sending prayers and best wishes,
    laura (ps, thankyou for visiting my blog and following - via diana!)

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  16. Sending much love and prayers to you and your family.
    So sorry for your loss.
    Sue

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  17. I'm so very sorry for your loss. It sounds like the precious memories will give you comfort. {{hug}}

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  18. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a wonderful thing to know that she had a good long life, full of love.
    Hugs dear friend,
    Kris

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  19. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. She sounds like a remarkable, loving woman.
    God bless you -
    KZK

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