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Betty Toews was born in Loma Linda, California, on May 18, 1935. She fell asleep in Jesus at home on Dec. 23, 2016.
Betty was the daughter of Dr. Arthur Mickel and Lois Bignol, and the first grandchild of China Missionaries, Harry and Irene Parker. Betty stayed in California and eventually raised her own children there.
Later in life she earned her bachelor degree in elementary education and would teach in the California school system until her retirement twenty years later. Upon her retirement she moved to Ronan to be closer to her family.
She found great joy in daily prayer and Bible study, the wonder of nature, writing poetry, community service, church activities, and in loving her family.
Betty’s sense of humor will always be a cherished memory for her family and friends. Her ability to plan a practical joke, and be patient enough for it to unfold, created good times filled with laughter. Her favorite way to start family phone conversations was, “Hello, is this the party to whom I’m speaking?” She always had a plan and always danced to the beat of her own drum.
Betty’s relationship with Jesus showed in her belief that every life has value, and every person deserves love and respect.
Betty leaves behind her two children, Lorraine Frost of Ronan and Robert Brazeal of Modesto, California; three grandchildren, Brenda (Frank) Richey of Ronan, Sgt. Jason (Kristie) Frost of Elkton, Kentucky and Brian Brazeal of Modesto, California; five great-grandchildren, Tayler Ann, Daleray and Jaslyn Frost of Elkton, Kentucky, Jarrett and Jesse Richey of Ronan and her kitty Nino. After a full life filled with all that the human experience entails, Betty fell asleep peacefully. She rests and waits for the trumpet to sound and wake her to spend eternity with Jesus, her best friend. “And Jesus Himself will descend from heaven with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise. After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet Him in the air. And so we will always be together.” 1Thessalonians 4:16, 17. We will see you soon, Nana. XXXOOO.
Services for Betty were held on Dec. 30, 2016, at the Ronan Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Betty requested that instead of flowers or other remembrances a donation be made in her name to the Glacier View School, 30332 Mud Creek Lane in Ronan. As always her love of others continues to shine.
Friday, December 30, 2016
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Seventh Day Adventist
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