Betty L. Montgomery

September 21, 1943 - November 7, 2019

Betty L. Montgomery, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at her home.

Born in Salisbury, MD on September 21, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Raymond V. and Beatrice L. (Brumley) West.  Betty grew up in Millsboro, DE and moved to Wilmington DE to attend Goldey Beacom College, studying business. She eventually married and lived in Newark, DE. She worked for many years at Hercules, Inc. before becoming a stay at home mother. In 1977, she started her career with Christiana School District where she worked as a school bus driver while, occasionally assisting in the dispatch office. She was later promoted to head dispatcher and eventually to an administrator. Throughout the years she gained many longtime friends who she often thought of and treated as extended family. Even after retiring in 2009, she continued to work with Christina School District part time driving and assisting in the office.

Betty loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in their many activities, going out to dinner, going to Delaware Park to play the slot machines and playing the lottery.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Sheila L. Montgomery and Jennifer A. Healy; 4 granddaughters, Ashley D. Montgomery (Chaz Weicker), Sloan M. Healy, Laine M. Healy and Riley P. Montgomery; 3 great grandchildren, Kinsley A. Weicker, Chip A. Weicker and Brooklyn E. Weicker; sister, Florence Evelyn Gilhooley (St. Petersburg, FL); and nieces and nephews.

Betty and her family would like to thank her many friends for all their love and support over the last 2 years.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or online at       


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38 Condolences for Betty L. Montgomery

  • Shelia and family,
    I always loved talking to your Mom and seeing her. She will be greatly missed! RIP Betty! πŸ™

  • Mrs Betty was a wonderful person. Always smiling and always picking on me and making me laugh. She was a loving, caring, and always willing to help someone. She will be missed. -Madison Pyle

  • Rest in Piece Ms. betty. Will miss U at CSD.

  • RIP

  • Nana you will be greatly missed!! Love to Jenn, Laine and SloanπŸ’œ

  • Was a great person to work with. She knew her stuff about places n runs.
    God bless n prayers sent.
    Hope she gets the Heaven dispatch job. She was good at it. Lol

  • Prayers to you and Sheila and girls. She will be missed.

  • Sorry for loss πŸ™. Betty was a great lady and a pleasure to work with RIP!

  • Shelia and family I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing.
    Always enjoyed working with her. I always had a good laugh with
    her. RIP Betty

  • My Condolences to Ms.Sheila Montgomery, family and friends. Despite her battle she was always smiling, helpful and working. Sending strength to you all. She’ll be truly missed.

  • One of the most outstanding women I’ve ever known…her strength and compassion ran deep….she will be greatly missed…..she loved us all at Christina… a mother hen….and we loved her dearly

  • My sincerest sympathy to the family. Betty was a warm and wonderful person who always had time to help and talk to you. She will be greatly missed. Prayers and love πŸ’•πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™

  • You will be missed Betty.

  • You were a great woman Betty. Your on your journey, God Be with you.

  • May God welcome you into hisKingdom with open alarms as you watch down upon your family and keep them safe God bless

  • RIP my Friend, You will truly be missed. You were always in my thoughts, I really enjoyed are time together, you were the best. Prayers to the family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person. I always lived visiting with her. I did not know she was sick. Praying for all of you

  • Rest In Peace Betty you are with my Mom and Dad, (Bill and Babs Cassidy) now and probably partying already! I know Mom enjoyed working with you everyday for many years, you made her job easier and you made Christina Transportation a much better place to work. When I started there, you took me under your wing, just like Mom would have and I appreciated that very much. I know you will be missed dearly by all of your family and your friends, including myself! β€οΈπŸ™πŸ˜₯

  • Betty was a very caring person she had a big heart I will miss you very much I will miss watching the Christmas shows with and going to Delaware park with she injoy and made her happy I specially we miss her giving me a hard time if she didn’t something was wrong I will always here pam you are not listening that was her favorite saying to me she would make me laugh I always considered her as my second mom a will always have her in my heart with good memories

  • Prayers sent to your family in these hard times. May god bring u peace.

  • R.I.P now I will see you can save a seat on the bus love you big much

  • To the Family of Betty: So sorry for your loss. I worked at the transportation office for several years and always enjoyed knowing Betty and appreciated her ability to be so efficient at her job. She was a pleasant and fun person.

  • I don’t know where to begin. She was one of the most amazing ladies at Transportation. She had a huge heart and so much empathy for others. I remember her walking me around the bus yard when I was hysterical to calm me down. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all.

  • Betty was always running her grandchildren to activities when they were little, or helping her daughters in other ways. Later we enjoyed seeing her at the gymnastic meets, recitals, dance shows, or sporting events. It was wonderful to see how close the family was. Always upbeat and fun to be around, Betty brought much joy to those around her. We will miss her smiles and sense of humor.

  • I worked with Betty for all of her years at CSD and it was always my pleasure. CSD was a better place when she was there. She will be missed. Deepest sympathy to all her family and friends.

  • Ms Betty.
    You will always be remembered. One of the toughest women I have had the pleasure to have met. Always could make you laugh and smile. Please rest easy my friend. Prayers to the family. this angel that is beautiful, loving, funny, and a fighter has went home. πŸ™

  • My sympathy, condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family and everyone who came to know and love Betty.

  • Shiela and Jeniffer,
    I was so sorry to see that your mother passed away.She was a great person.
    Sharon Doyle Gleeson, from next door on McCord Dr.

  • I am sad to hear of Betty’s passing, Sheila and Jen I will pray for your much needed strength during this difficult time.

  • Rest In Peace my dear friend, we go back a long way Love ❀️ much some twenty-five thirty years you were a beautiful person inside and out loved by many, we transported my children to and from schools Thur out Wilmington and Newark😚 God Bless the ones you leave behind Love ❀️ you Miss M R.I.P πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

  • Shelia, Jen and Family
    Betty will be deeply missed. She was caring, thoughtful, and could always bring a smile to your face. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this difficult time.

  • Rest in peace Betty. You are in Gods hands now. Love you.

  • Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Betty. I enjoyed working with her for my many years in Christina SD. My prayers are for the family and friends. I would love to attend her service, but I will be out of state. Thinking of you.

  • So sorry for ur loss. Betty was a wonderful person. I was always making her laugh in between runs. She was like mother figure. Will be missed. RIP. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  • The video was just Beautiful. And, Nana was a funny crazy lady that made me laugh. Im so glad I got to share onion rings w/ her.. I mean, she pulled the onions from the breading & I ate the outside ring.. lol ..
    ..And, She had her nails painted White that day.. God Bless her.. Im truly gonna miss her.

  • Dear Sheila and family,
    I always loved Aunt Betty! Awesomely dry sense of humor, always a smile no matter what, always something nice and polite to say about other people! One of the things that people fear most about dying is wondering if they will be remembered after they are gone….Aunt Betty left a solid memory of goodness and strong work ethic for the rest of us to admire and carry on. Much love, Ingrid Thomas❀

  • Thanks Ms Betty For All The Memories…..1983 Until Now…. Started Out Just A Couple Of Months And I’m Still Here….Thank You……. “James”

  • So very sorry for your loss Shelia and Jennifer. Beautiful tribute to your mom.