God Bless You Betty on your Final Flight! You are truly an amazing woman that I have admired my entire life. Betty & Don were our neighbors in Willis Michigan before they moved to Florida. They were definately very good role models...Our family (Dwyer's) were very close friends. My brothers held the ribbon poles for her to do her inverted ribbon cutting with the Little Stinker at many air shows at their house. I have always admired Miss Betty, all of her records (land & air) are very impressive. We stayed friends with them & her parents & her grandparents in Florida - we visited once a year. We miss them all. They will be in our memories & hearts forever. Thank You Allan for taking care of our friend for the past few years. God Bless you and keep you well.
Met Betty in 1947 while in aircraft & engine mechanic school run by her Dad at Peter O'Knight airport on Davis Island in Tampa FL. Had the privilege of working on her plane "Little Stinker" RIP Betty
Wow!! What a role model for so many. She accomplished things that so many people would not attempt.
May it comfort you to know that God, as well as others, care about your feelings at this time. Very sorry for your loss.
slb - Indiana
Erde family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hold onto those wonderful memories you have and may they bring you a smile when you need it most. May God give you peace and comfort with the many memories that you had with Mrs. Erde.- Romans 15:4.
Go West Betty. And say hi to my dad, George F. Young to whom you sold your plane the "Litter Stinker". He loved that aircraft. God Bless.
Carol Ann Young Dickman, St. Augustine, FL.
May the family of Betty Skelton Erde find peace and comfort from knowing God cares for you and will see you through this difficult time.
The world has lost another great role model and person. Never met this lady but I was sad to hear of her passing. Best wishes to her family.
Dear Mr.Erde, my deepest prayers are with you and your family.
prayer;........... While the world around me is in such turmoil, your peace lives in my heart, as I look for your triumphant return!
Dear Linda and Family,
I was so sadden to hear about the loss of your sister, I know you were very close to her and that this has come at a complete shoke to you all. My sincerest condolences go out to you and the entire family! May you take comfort in knowing that she is with God and in a much better and peaceful place.
With deepest sympothy
-Jim Pugliese and Family
Met Betty and her then husband, Don Frankman in the 80's. Don was my cousin. She was quite a lady. Her "Lil Stinker" stunt plane is on exhibit in the Smithsonian. My sympathies to the Erde family.
Richard Frankman Kissimmee, FL
So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to Betty's family.
My sincere condolences to the Erde family. May the words found at Job14:13-15 bring you comfort.
My sympathies to family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you.
My Father worked on her plane, "Little Stinker", at the Peter O. Knight Field in Tampa. She had special pedals because she was so petite. Another treasure of an era gone by.
Our sincere sympathy to the Erde Family. May your memories bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time. 2 Cor. 1:3,4
I'm sorry to hear of Mrs. Betty Erde's passing. She truly was a "pioneer" in the true sense of the word. My prayers are with her family and friends during this distressing time in your lives.
May God comfort you through all these distressing trials. (Nahum 1:7).
having lived in winter haven during the 60,s thru 80,s Betty sold real estate with her then husband Don as fast as she flew her airplanes. her exploits were well known by all. As a Village resident myself from 2001 thru 2010 i was pleased to hear that Betty had moved to Americas friendliest hometown. i knew that she would bring her excitement with her. I AM SURE that her last flight was to heaven where she will continue to inspire us. Bill Robinson, winter haven/villages
To the Erde Family and Friends,
My condolences to you and your families on the loss of Betty. She was a truly blessed, she had accomplished and set new standards for woman in the motor sports world. May she forever ride the hwys in Heaven and forever be a legend to the females of racing. with Deepest Sympathy,
One Great lady, I met her in my youth at Indy. She was in a driving suit and I thought it was cool. A driver, a lady, The racing Family mourns her loss. Ed & Carla Bickel
God be with her family and close friends. Hear my prayer, oh Lord.
What a woman! Go with God in peace - but rest? Never!
You go girl, now you can fly with the angels . R.I.P.
To the Erde family: I am sorry for your family's loss. Mrs. Erde sounded like an amazing woman. I hope your family will gain comfort from the encouraging words of the Bible (Isa. 25:8).
Betty enjoyed her life to the full.May her fond memories be remember by her family for a life time.Betty had a special mightiness has she lived a long life.May the God of all comfort be with her family.Psalms90:10.
Mrs. Erde was a true trailblazer for women racers and for women who simply love cars. May God comfort her family.
To the the family of Betty Erde - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
Never heard of you dear Betty until this obituary and now I will never forget you and for the example you set for those women who followed for what you were first at...
God Bless and THANK YOU for opening up the path for other woman to follow...
Reve;ation 21:4 states: And he will wipe out evey tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away
She had a need for speed and now has moved at Godspeed to eternal life. She is a trailblazer for woman and all people. Thanks for path you have given us to go down.
What an amazing woman who lived life to the fullest. Who did not just sit around and exist like most do.
Enjoy Heaven Ms. Betty ...the FINAL FRONTIER for those such as you.