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Betty J. (McPeake) VanGuilder

December 22, 1938 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 79)

Age 79, passed away peacefully at Arbor Woods Assisted Living in Jackson, MI under the care of SouthernCare Hospice on Monday, October 1, 2018. She was born on December 22, 1938 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee. She graduated from West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield, MI in 1957 where she met her future husband Richard VanGuilder whom she married on May 13, 1960.  She worked for Rockwell International in Troy, MI for many years before retiring and moving to Melbourne Beach, Florida with her husband. Betty lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures such as traveling, spending time with friends and family and also volunteering at the King Center and Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL.  Betty was also an active member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Palm Bay, FL.  Betty's beautiful smile and sweet nature will be deeply missed by many.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard and son-in-law, Scott Johns.  Betty is survived by her five loving children, Ronda Johns, Richard J. VanGuilder, Robin (Bill) Scott, Reed VanGuilder and Roslyn (Jim) Hagood.  She is also survived by her grandchildren and pride and joys who called her "Booshee",  Matthew (Raelynn) Johns, Thomas (Gentri) Johns, Howie (Hannah) Mersino, Rylie (Jake) Champion, Baylie VanGuilder, Reed T. VanGuilder, Peri Chapman, Haven Chapman, Gentry Chapman and Meghan (Eric) Heath and great grand-children, Avery, TJ, Eleanor, Malaya, and Gannon Johns and Howie Mersino IV.  A memorial service for Betty will be held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 2220 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905, on Saturday November 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Betty's honor if desired.


Donations may be made to:

Risen Savior Lutheran Church
2220 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay FL 32905


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