Betty Noel McGee, 93, passed away peacefully following a very brief illness on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at 800 W. Chandler Heights Blvd. in Chandler.
She was born June 20, 1922, in Fruitland, N.M., to Hamilton Bridger Noel and Eva Foutz Noel. Betty married Clifton Ferron McGee on June 3, 1941, in Gallup, N.M.
She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities, including 20 years of service in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Betty constantly focused on self-improvement. She enjoyed reading many types of books, taking art classes, and writing notebooks full of her powerful positive thinking and motivating thoughts. She loved to play her organ, dance, play cards and bingo, and to shop. She was always in fashion from head to toe. She created a warm and loving home, and her family loved her cherry pies and homemade Christmas candies. Betty extended her love to all she came in contact with.
Survivors include her four children, Ferron (Dorothy) of Gold Canyon, Bruce (Marlene) of Mesa, Beverlee (John) Kay of Snowflake and Ron (Nanette) of Holbrook; 18 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, her parents, and siblings Edmund Noel, Joy Noel and Clara Atwood. She is survived by a brother Leland Noel of Farmington N.M.
Bunkers Family Funeral Homes, Inc. of Mesa was in charge of the arrangements.