MARY BETZLER Mary Eleanor Betzler, 97, passed away peacefully at her home December 16, 2018. She was born October 11, 1921, in Newark, NJ, to Charles and Eva Bartell. Mary married Donald Betzler September 6, 1947, in Union, NJ. After starting a family in New Jersey, Mary, Don and their family moved to Houston then Klein, TX. Following an early retirement, Mary and Don briefly lived in Colorado, and then moved to Boulder City, 35 years ago. Mary was a member of Faith Christian Church. She often shared her fondness for poetry, reciting long poems, memorized in grammar school, with family, friends, and the Faith Christian congregation. Mary loved and was oved by many. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Evelyn; brothers, George, Raymond, and Charles; son, Donald; and grandson, Shane. Mary is survived by her husband, of 71 years, Donald; daughter, Pam (Dennis); three sons, David (Paula), Douglas, Cy (Anna); three grandsons, David, Chad (Jessica), and Chaisson; and three great-grandchildren Shea, Enzo, and Carlie. Services were held at Faith Christian Church December 19. Mary was laid to rest at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Mary's name to the charity of the donator's choice. Family and friends can sign an online guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com
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Published in Boulder City Review on Dec. 20, 2018.