Betty June Daigle, born January 6, 1927 in Galveston, TX, passed away April 22, 2011, after a fulfilled life as a devoted, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother.
Betty was a lifelong resident of Galveston, TX, raised on the East End. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Dominican High School in 1945. Betty married Bill Daigle July 11, 1945 and celebrated their 65th anniversary with a mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After many years as a stay at home mom devoted to her children, Billy and Cheri, Betty went to work as a clinic clerk at UTMB and retired after 18 years of service. Following retirement, she lovingly cared for her brother and mother during their long illnesses. She was active in the Dominican Alumni Association and the UTMB Retirees Association. Betty and Bill were lifetime members of Sacred Heart Catholic church, enjoyed trips to New Orleans, and family vacations with their children, grandchildren, and her sister.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Katherine and Alvie A. Earl; brother, Alvie “Bubby” Earl; and brother-in-law, Eugene Parker.
Betty is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Bill, who took such good care of her throughout their marriage and her difficult illness. She is also survived by her children: son, Billy and daughter-in-law, Mary Ann; and daughter, Cheri; grandson, Jonathan and wife Holly; and granddaughter, Amanda; sister, Katherine Parker; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Betty’s family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 26th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 6:30 pm, led by Deacon John Pistone.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am, Wednesday, April 27th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, TX, with Father John Paul Flajole, OFM, as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
If desired, donations in Betty’s name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Salvation Army.
Betty Daigle was a loving and kind person who touched many lives in wonderful ways. She will be truly missed.