Betty Nehemias (1923 - 2018)

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Betty Nehemias
05/15/1923 - 07/29/2018
The world changed forever May 15, 1923 when Betty bounced into this world. She was raised in England. Naturally graceful, she was encouraged to study ballet which is a passion that stayed with her always. Betty and Jack met at a church dance during the war and married soon after and started a brood of eight. Betty was a vocal advocate for equal rights, children with special needs and learning disabilities. She was known for volunteering. She was an avid gardener. Betty loved all styles of music and art but her true passion was dance. She thoroughly enjoyed learning, teaching, sharing, and exploring old and new dances from all over the world. She was admired by many for her determination and straightforwardness. These words from Betty will echo in our minds forever: "It is what it is", "When in doubt, dance". Mom had gracious acceptance for everything and everyone. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, and three sons, Bernie, Geoff and Jonathan. Survived by daughters Roni, Sylvia and Pam and sons Brian and Andrew and bestest mate Mary with all of their spouses, the grands, great grands, great great grands and a kazillion friends that she loved individually. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local Hospice organization or plant a rose bush! She would love that! A celebration of Betty's life will take place on Jan. 19th, 2019 1-4p @ Ocean Marina Clubhouse.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018