Betty Ann Gordon, 89, of Mission, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2023. Born on June 25, 1934, in Monroe, Michigan, Betty was a woman of spirited adventure and quick wit. She lived her life to the fullest, bringing laughter and joy to all those who knew her. Whether crafting intricate designs, observing the beauty of nature through bird watching and squirrel feeding, or exploring the wonders of National Parks, Betty lived every day with zest. She had a fascination for the world around her and was known for her ability to turn any moment into an experience to remember. As Mark Twain once said, "The secret of getting ahead is getting started," and Betty embodied this spirit throughout her life.\n\nBetty is survived by her sons Glenn (Pamela) and Steven (Jeanne), and her siblings Casey Hagstrom, Bonnie Timiney, Bud Timiney, and Mike Timiney. She leaves behind a legacy of love through her grandchildren Courtney (Danielle), Ben (Katy), Kelly, Kyle (Jody), Art (Heather), Louis, Sarah (Kevin), and step-grandchildren Kearsley and Joshua (Erin). She was also the beloved great-grandmother to Jack, Rowan, Sawyer, and Hyla. She was the step-great grandmother to Theodore and Blythe. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, George and Margerie Timiney, her son Clark, her husband Dean, and her brother Bob. Her greatest achievement and award were the love and unity of her family, a testament to her funny, adventurous, and spirited nature. \n\nBetty loved the lake, and she often spoke of her time growing up there as a young girl. She shared stories of washing clothes for her siblings and helping to care for them. She loved being the caregiver. She reminisced about the National Park volunteer work, fondly telling stories of people passing through, having gotten to know them on their journey. \n\nBetty was a people watcher extraordinaire. She had a keen interest in other people and loved getting to know them, their history and their stories. Betty loved spending time on the Blue Ridge Parkway with Dean. She made many friends and acquaintances at the Visitor’s Center. She was always ready to strike up a conversation with anyone needing help or willing to stop and rest awhile. She was mischievous and had a wonderful sense of humor. Everyone who knew her can likely remember a funny story she shared or a prank she pulled on them. \n\nAs we remember Betty, we invite family and friends to share their memories and upload photos to her memorial page. Celebrate Betty’s life by reflecting on the joy, laughter, and memories. We know that she is in perfect peace and made whole in body, mind and spirit, with loved ones who have gone before her.