Diamond, Betty J.
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of Phoenix, passed away May 3, 2014. She was born on November 1, 1935 in Augusta, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Pearletha Sailor and her brother, Arthur Sailor Jr. Betty moved to Chicago, IL at an early age where she attended Wendy Phillips High School. She later moved to Kansas City, MO where she attended and graduated from Lincoln High School. She later met and married Sidney Diamond Sr. on April 14, 1956. To that union, two children were born, daughter Adrianne (John) Murray and son Sidney Diamond Jr. Betty and Sidney Sr.moved the family to Phoenix, AZ in 1967. She was employed at the Maryvale Hospital in Phoenix, AZ until her retirement in the mid-90s. Betty was a longtime volunteer with the Beatitudes, driving patients to and from medical appointments, assisting with grocery shopping and being a companion to those who were shut-in. Betty leaves behind to mourn her memory: her loving husband, Sidney Diamond Sr., daughter Adrianne, son, Sidney Jr., sister, Ann Yarbrough, two grandchildren, Anthony Diamond and Cherissa Murray, four nieces, Kimberly Yarbrough, Karen Beckford (Nigel), all of Phoenix, AZ, Carol Sailor (Pierre) of Kansas City, MO, Ella Hopkins of Houston, TX, two nephews, Steven Sailor and Derrick Sailor, both of Kansas City, MO, four great-grandchildren, special relatives Helen Sailor of Kansas City, MO and John & Ruthie Boykin of Kansas City, KS and host of friends. Visitation and Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Best Funeral Home and Chapel, 9380 West Peoria Avenue. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. Service begins at 11:00 a.m. Graveside to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery 9925 West Thomas Road.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on May 14, 2014