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Betty Louise Gifford
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  • Hospice of Dayton
    324 Wilmington Ave.
    Dayton, OH 45420

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“You and Ed were always asking about my son, Michael. Your caring and concern were highlights to my day. The only thing that worries me is that no one...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: April Sisari - Kettering, OH

“Mrs. Gifford was my Brownie Leader and a wonderful role model. So very Thankful to have know her and the whole family. Prayers from the Atkinson...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: AMY HOGAN - DAYTON, OH

“Jimmy & Cathy, I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Betty's passing. I do wish I could come to the viewing, but my arthritis in my knees just can't...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Cindy Hall (Martin) - Dayton, OH

“It's always difficult dealing with losing a loved one in death. The bible gives a wonderful hope that can help us to cope at Revalation 21:4. I...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jonathan - MD


Betty Louise (nee Martin) Gifford born December 14, 1925, Muncie, Indiana; died May 19, 2013, after an extended illness. Preceded in death just five weeks ago by the love of her life, Edward (just before Betty died she said she was going to meet Ed at the train station). Also preceded in death by father, Ralph Martin, mother Sylvia Martin (nee Hastings); and brothers, Robert and Jack. Survived by a son, James, and wife, Connie; daughter, Catherine, and husband, Tim; a brother, Donald (Bev); grandchildren Daniel, Brandi (Brock), Tami (Joe), Jodee (Phil), Julie, Billy (Jessica), and Katie; great grandchildren Allyson, Caleb, Destiny, Addison, Maddox, Gavin, Carson, Kendra, Chrislyn, and Avery; special nieces Debbie and Robin. She graduated from Wilbur Wright High School in Dayton. Betty worked as a personal secretary for the late Arthur Beerman, but her primary life's work was as a homemaker. As a member of the Bellbrook First Baptist Church, she faithfully and joyfully worked behind the scenes cooking, sewing, and serving in whatever task needed done. Friends may call at the Reis Legacy Center Meyer-Boehmer Chapel, 6661 Clyo Road, Centerville, from 2 to 4pm on Sunday, May 26. Funeral Services will be held at 4pm officiated by Reverends Nick Osborn and James M. Gifford. Burial Committal Service will be at 2pm on Wednesday, May 29 at Dayton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the wonderful servants at Hospice of Dayton.