Bettie Francis Delmar

Born: Fri., Sep. 28, 1928
Died: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Feb. 09, 2019
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home


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Bettie Francis Delmar died at home on February 1, 2019, at age 90. She was the daughter of the late Lillian and Ruben J. Hardin and for 67 years, was the wife of architect Eugene Delmar, who preceded her in death by 32 days.

Although she was born in Van Lear, Kentucky, Bettie spent most of her growing-up years in Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of Westchester State University, where she majored in music and cultivated a spectacular soprano voice. After graduation, she taught music and sang at weddings and other special events.

After Bettie married "Gene", the couple lived in New York until he finished college. They moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1954, where they lived the rest of their lives, primarily in Maryland.

An avid golfer, Bettie was a member of Manor Country Club and was a past president of the club's Women's Golf Association. She was a volunteer for the American Lung Association. Along with her husband, she was very active with service organizations such as the Jacyees and Lions Club, which helped the underserved. She took care of her own widowed mother for many years. Besides golf, she loved opera, the theater, gardening, travel, and her dogs, but her husband and children were always her first priority. She will be remembered as a fun-loving and devoted mother.

Bettie is survived by three children; Diana Delmar, Daniel Delmar, and David Delmar, all of Montgomery County, Maryland, and six grandchildren; Nicole, Kristin, Joseph, Jacqueline, Anthony, and Christopher.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm at the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882.

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Gloria Poole
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Barbara P. Thomas
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Bettie. Our last conversation after Gene's funeral was reminiscing about the birthday celebration Georgie organized in Stone Harbor, NJ for Diana, Wally and Woody. Her response was "you have a good memory".

Sue &Trevor
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
Our hearts and minds are with you all once again at this difficult and sad time, Bettie and Gene are together again and now at peace.

Jil Marie Luyk
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Your Mom was so kind and thoughtful of me during my time with you at the Farm. You are in my thoughts and prayers...

Diane and Mike Kelley
   Posted Sat February 09, 2019
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family for its loss. Bettie was such a wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic person. We are grateful to have known her. Best to the family.

Steve aud
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
My deepest sympathy for you guys loss. You’re mom was a treasure. Between her and Lester’s mom you could always get a bed or get fed! Again my thoughts are. With you hope you are doing well would like to see you and catch up a little.

Priscilla Hoffman
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
Diana and Family,
I am so very sorry about the passing of your mother. Bettie and I played a lot of golf together and she was always the most fun. She was also my Captain and partner for our MPG Matches. Her nickname became, Captain Bettie from then on. She taught me to hum Moon River to keep my golf swing in rhythm, she had an infectious laugh and a wonderful gleam in her eye. You always knew you were going to have a good time if you were with her. It was truly a privilege to have known her. I will miss that smile.
Sincerely, Priscilla

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