Betty C. Hilliard
Betty C. Hilliard, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2014, Lecanto, Florida. She was born December 23, 1925 in Carroll County, Indiana to Bruce and Lela (Fisher) Cresse. After graduating from Frostproof High School she married G.C. Hilliard, Jr on May 9, 1943. She was able to see the world as she joined G.C. at his many duty stations with the Air Force. Golf became a big part of Betty's life. She played many rounds at the Manatee Cove course at PAFB and was a past President of the Florida Women's State Golf Association. After retirement, they bought a home in West Melbourne where she resided for more than 40 years.
She is survived by her son Dan Hilliard (Marty), Lecanto, FL, daughter-in-law, Pat Johnson (Ken), Loxahatchee, FL, grandson, Scott Hilliard (Rochelle), great-grandchildren Aleah and Ruby, Sebastian, FL, sister, Rebecca Brandon (Jack), Lake Wales, FL, several nieces and nephews and longtime neighbor and friends Sheri and David Waite.
Family and friends are invited to gather for services at Florida National Cemetery, Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:30pm. Betty will be interred alongside her beloved husband G.C. Due to regulations at the cemetery, the family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Feb. 21, 2014