Betty M. Decker

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Betty Marie Decker

88, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014. Betty was born November 23, 1925 in Indianapolis, IN to Earl and Thelma Fulton. She was a 1943 graduate of Shortridge High School. Betty met Bill Decker, Sr. in 1943 while Bill was home on leave from the US Navy during WWII. Bill and Betty married on May 22, 1945. Once Bill returned home after the war, they made their home in Lawrence, IN where they lived together for 58 years.

Betty worked at Western Electric prior to her retirement. Betty loved to read, the Sound of Music was her favorite movie and she loved the color blue. Having her nails painted and wearing red lipstick were her personal trademarks. Betty coined the phrase "Isn't that wonderful" - she always was happy, loving and accepting of everyone. She had a deep faith and believed that everything was in "God's hands" and lived her life that way. Her greatest pride and joy was her beloved and devoted son Mark Decker.

In her later years, Betty moved to Greenwood Village South, where she lived and was cared for by a wonderful and kind staff.

Betty is survived by her loving son Mark Decker and daughter-in-law Dale Gunyon-Decker, along with Dale's entire family who love and will miss Betty. She is also survived by another daughter-in-law Anna Decker; a grandson Bill Decker, III; and six great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her son, William Decker Jr. and her husband Bill.

The family is being served by Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East , 10722 E. Washington St. where a Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Friends may call from Noon until time of service. Entombment will be held privately at Washington Park East Cemetery.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 17, 2014
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