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Betty Ann Card

Published on August 24, 2016

Betty Ann Card of Milanville, PA passed away on August 21, 2016 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was 82 years old.

Betty was born in Newark, NJ on September 24, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Agnes (McGarry) Hector. Betty lost both of her parents by the time she was 12 years old while residing in New Jersey, which brought her to Wayne County to be raised by relatives. Not long after arriving in Honesdale, Betty met Della (Brown) Fasceski. Della and Betty have been lifelong friends and she was welcomed as part of the Brown family. Betty married James Card Jr. on November 15, 1952, and they have been lifelong residents of Wayne County.

Betty was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, striving her whole life, in her own way, to make sure her children and grandchildren had better opportunities than she had growing up. She was a stay at home Mom, but as her children grew older she worked as a housekeeper and companion for local residents. She was also a loyal employee of the former Narrowsburg Lumber Company for years.

In the 1980s Jim and Betty owned and managed “Cushetunk Campground” in Milanville, PA until its closing in 1991. Betty was also a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Beach Lake, PA.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Jim, who has been her caretaker throughout her years of poor physical health and struggle with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. She is also survived by her children: Kathleen Card and her partner, Valerie Cally, Otisville, NY; Deborah Hanson, Milanville, PA; Robert Card and his wife Dolores, Damascus, PA; Daniel Card and his wife Melinda, Milanville, PA; and Michael Card, Hazelton, PA. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren Kelly Kongvold and her husband Freedom and their children Zak, Bryce, Evan and Anika, Dalton, PA; Scott Hanson and his wife Danielle and their children Jessie Rascona, Eli, Brady, Emilio, and Lyla, Honesdale, PA; Janel DePriest and her husband Tim and their children Logan and Lukas Burakiewicz, and Cameron, Exerter, PA; Christine Cowger and her husband Mark and their children Haley and Kendra, Lake Ariel, PA; Cory Hanson, Dalton, PA; Jason Card and his son Dylan, Damascus, PA; Beth Hanson, Rocky River, OH; and Miranda, Ben and Shelby Lynn Card, Milanville, PA. Her brother John Hector, Narrowsburg, NY and his family; and her sister Mary Loretta Goetz, Bethany Village, Honesdale, PA.

Betty had been a resident at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center for almost the past two years. The Family would like to thank ALL the staff for the most complete, compassionate, personal care that she received during her stay. We made many friends. The Family would also like to thank the Wayne Memorial Hospital 4th floor Nurses and Staff and Hospice Staff for their compassion and care of not only Betty but also our entire Family.

Betty also loved all of the dogs that shared her life, especially Scruffy and Winnie. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Dessin Animal Shelter (www.dessinshelter.com) 138 Miller Drive, Honesdale, PA (570/253-4037), or The Greater Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Association, Wilkes-Barre Office (www.alz.org) 57 N Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 (412/2611-5040).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Church, Beach Lake, PA on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. The mass will be followed by interment of her cremains in Beach Lake Cemetery.