Betty Irene McGough, 85, passed away peacefully January 31, 2013, at Davis Healthcare Center. She was born in Kingston-on-the-Thames, Surrey, England. As a young woman she experienced the bombing of London during WWII and met her future husband, Robert McGough, an American soldier. After coming to the United States in 1947 they were married in Pittsburgh, PA, where they raised their two children, Carole I. Houpt now living in Wilmington, NC and Gary McDowell-McGough of Bellevue, WA.

Betty was a loving wife and mother devoted to her family and will be missed by them. She was preceded in death by Robert, four brothers, and one sister. In addition to both children, she is survived by son-in-law, James Houpt and daughter-in-law Deborah McDowell-McGough. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher Houpt (Elise) of Brooklyn, NY, Lauren Adamov (Robert) of Raleigh, NC, and Meghan and Sarah McDowell-McGough of Bellevue, WA and also by two great grandchildren, Lucas Houpt and Reaghan Adamov.

Funeral services will be at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013.

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2013