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Betty Ann Lyons

November 6, 1952 - January 11, 2024

Betty Ann Lyons, age 71, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 6, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Archie E. and Joan (Wismer) Lyons. Betty was a graduate of William Penn High School. She then began working at the State of Delaware, where she served in many positions over her 50-year career.

Betty is survived by her cousin, Jeanne Cox (Bob) of Cloverdale, CA; close friends, Joan and Gary Phillips and Deb Brandes; and many other dear friends.

A graveside service will begin at 10 am on Saturday, January 27, 2024, in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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14 Condolences for Betty Ann Lyons

  • Betty Ann and I were childhood friends since we were 12 –

    Saw her daily since we had adjacent backyards

    Gee – can still remember her going to school, cutting the grass with her Dad, washing the car, helping her Mom hang clothes – seemed like we would all be kids forever

    Still remember her first car in high school – VW in their drive

    After I moved from my parents home I still saw Betty Ann coming and going from my parent’s backyard –

    She loved the neighborhood where she grew up and bought a home just a block away – however –

    She moved back into her parent’s home after they passed and completely renovated the entire home – looked great!

    She loved her pups – actually – they were show dogs and she took them to all the shows near and far

    I also remember Betty Ann taking time to talk with my Mom in their yards after my Dad passed away – My Mom enjoyed their talks –

    Betty Ann worked for the State of DE for many years – and said she just loved her job – She even went back part time after she retired –

    She was always upbeat and happy!

    Betty Ann is “home” again and forever happy with her Mom and Dad

    Life Well Lived Betty Ann!

    Sincerely, Joe Santo

  • our deepest smypathies to bettys family friends and fellow wphs classmates.
    william penn high school alumni assoc.

  • Betty Ann grew up in the same neighborhood and graduated from William Penn in 1970 as I did.
    She was always friendly and kind. Reunited with her parents once again. RIP

  • Betty was my patient at the dentist for many years. Always loved hearing about her dogs. She will be missed . Sincere condolences to her family .

  • Thanks to everyone leaving messages. I am Betty Ann’s cousin. Her father Archie was one of my mother Gladys Lyons Regener’s brothers. Being across the country in Cloverdale CA (Northern Sonoma County wine country) it means a lot hearing from some of her former neighbors, friends, classmates, and o-workers. My husband Bob and I are most appreciative.

  • I have known Betty for approx 34yrs or so via our common love of the Keeshond breed of dog. I moved to Maryland and met her by joining the Capital Keeshond Club. We served on many committees together, met during club functions, served on the Board together, attended dog shows in the area and basically had a good time doing dog events. Betty was a lot of fun and loved her “bling”. She loved shopping too. I will miss her.

  • Thank you for your kindness and words of wisdom during our working time together for the State of Delaware. My condolences to your family. May you rest in peace!

    Marcella England

  • Betty and I worked together at Social Services for the better part of 30 years. Betty became my daughter’s roller coaster buddy. We took in several amusement parks over the years. I smile every time I think about the year my daughter’s height reached 48 inches which was significant because she was now tall enough to ride all the rides at Hershey Park. I remember we had to call Betty right away to tell her. Betty’s response was “Oh Boy!” She will be missed.

  • On behalf of myself and the Keeshond Club of America we are deeply saddened to her of Bettys passing.
    To honor her memory and all she contributed over the years to the sport of dogs. We would loke to make a donation in Bettys name to the charity of her wishes.

    The Keeshond Club of America Board and members

  • Betty,
    Rest in peace. I will always remember your kindness and smile.

  • Sorry for everyone’s loss. She was a great person. I knew her very well from the neighborhood. I always stopped by to say hi.

  • Betty and I met through showing our dogs. Betty was the first person who reached out to me when I started showing Aiden and we soon realized that we had much in common—single women “of a certain age”, love of shopping (she definitely encouraged me to bling up my wardrobe a little) as well as good food and drink and a similar taste in books. And of course, a love of Keeshonden of any age or breeding.

    Betty was a good and kind person who went through life with a sense of humor and a sense of purpose. She was a wonderful parent to her pets—they were always loved and cared for in the best way possible. And she extended that love and care to her friends’ dogs and to so many rescue dogs over the years.

    I will miss my friend.

  • I was Betty’s dog walker. I would come once a week to walk Archie. I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing. She will be missed! I hope Archie went to a loving home.

  • Gina Cortese-no worries..I have Archie per Betty’s wishes and he is doing well.

    Miss you alot today Betty. Just wanted to chat but couldn’t find you. I hope you were met by all your clan at the Bridge with lots of kisses. I bet Gator let them all know you were coming.

    I met Betty through Keeshond rescue 23 years ago. She quickly became a fast friend. She took in my dogs when I was in hospital. Shopping was always a fun time finding the blingiest thing possible for the win. Such a giving, kind and firm friend.