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Betty Delavan went home to be with our Lord and join her beloved husband, George W. Delavan, Jr., on September 26, 2010. Betty Johnson Delavan was born in Corsicana, TX to Louise (Bonner) and Neil Johnson on February 24, 1921. Betty grew up in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. She attended the University of Texas where she met George and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. They were married in 1942 in Corpus Christi, where George was stationed in the U.S. Navy. After George's service during WWII, they settled in San Antonio to raise their family. Betty was a devoted, selfless mother and is survived by her four children, George Delavan III and his wife Midge of Salt Lake City, UT, Sally McMonagle and her husband Joe of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, Tom Delavan and his wife Karen of San Antonio, TX and Don Delavan and his wife Norma of Houston, TX. Betty is grandmother to ten grandchildren, Ethan Delavan, Garrett Delavan, Scott McMonagle, Ryan McMonagle, Megan McMonagle Trice, Adam Delavan, Gary Delavan, Mark Delavan, Jonathan Delavan, and Amy Delavan. Her children and grandchildren fondly remember summer family gatherings at the YMCA Camp of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO and family ski trips to Utah where all the grandkids learned to ski and wonderful family memories were made. Betty is great-grandmother to Carson, Abby, Emma, Naomi, Johnny, Will, Anton and Jayden. She was always appreciative of their stories and events. Her family will miss her loving kindness and unwavering interest in all their activities. Betty and George were seminal members of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, TX where she served in numerous capacities such as Elder and Women's Circle President. She and George also served together as volunteers for Meals on Wheels for several years. Betty's brother, W. Neil Johnson, Jr. of Dallas, TX, survives her and was a friend for life. He faithfully remembered to send flowers to his younger sister, especially in their later years. Betty was a gracious lady who loved her family and friends. We will miss her dearly, but cherish the legacy she leaves to her family of immeasurable, selfless love and the example of a Christian walk throughout her life. The family wishes to thank those who were important to Betty in her later life, especially Christina Garcia, friend and caregiver.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
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Published in Express-News on Sept. 28, 2010