In Loving Memory
Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Johnson Hamley
Betty Hamley passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Inverness, Florida at the age of 87. She was born on August 2, 1929 to Joseph and Mary Johnson in Key West, Florida.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Elmer John Hamley. Betty and John began their Naval life stationed around the United States and planned on having a large family (originally wanted 13 children) and are survived by their seven children, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Betty is also survived by her sisters Jennie Parker and Dorothy Boudreaux, three nieces and a nephew. Also preceding Betty in death were her brothers Joseph and Ross, and granddaughter Samantha Catherine Hamley-Breslin.
After Hurricane Andrew, Betty retired from a long career with At&t and moved to Inverness, Florida where she had lived the past 24 years.
Running a family of nine was not an easy task, and her family may never know all of the sacrifices it took to do same, but she was able to do it without ever having her family feel as though they were missing out any anything. She worked hard to support her family, sometimes working two jobs. Betty wanted her family to know that she loved them all very much and wished that they would love each other. She was very appreciative of all the help she received from Jennie over the years and knew she could never repay her for all of her love and care.
Betty loved Key West, reading (especially Danielle Steele books), western/old movies, she volunteered over 1,000 hours at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida, and had a sweet tooth.
She will be missed by those who loved her.