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BETTIE JANE (Elbertson) BUCHANAN AVIS

June 11, 1933 ~ June 30, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

BETTIE BUCHANAN AVIS Obituary

     It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Bettie Jane Buchanan Avis. Our mother passed away peacefully on June 30, 2023 surrounded by her family’s love at the age of 90 years..

     Bettie was the loving wife to Ronald Buchanan for 48 years until his passing in 1999. She later remarried her second love Cecil Avis until his passing in 2019. She is predeceased by her amazing brother Maurice (Dicey) Elbertson. She is survived by her five children Debra Watson (Vern) Missouri, Ronald Buchanan (SueAnne) New Mexico, Denise Lane, Kimberly Ratcliff Chatsworth (predeceased Martin), Dawn Emmons (Rick) Chatsworth. She is the loving Grandmother of 17 Grandchildren and 32 Great Grandchildren each and every one are her pride and joy. Bettie is also survived by her 2 Stepdaughters Deb (Steve) Vandzura, Sharon Trombly Clark, and predeceased by Jill Avis. Bettie also had 7 step grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren. She left a bountiful amount of love that will live in the hearts of each family member they will carry forth with them her unconditional passion of “loving big and only taking one day at time”.

     Bettie is a life long resident of Pemberton Township. In her earlier years she was a business owner with her husband in which they owned Honda of Pemberton. She later went on to work for Pemberton Township School District. After that Bettie dedicated her life and gift as a bookkeeper to M&T Getty in Browns Mills for over 30 years. She was also part owner of The Hedger House in Chatsworth from 1999 until 2006. For those that had a chance to meet her knew they were always greeted with a smile or helping hand in any aspect of her careers.

     She has left her footprints of her caring nature, infectious laugh, fashion sense and her beautiful smile for all of us to remember. She was blessed to have traveled the country in her final years spending time with her family making memories. She will be missed by many and remembered by all.

     Services with be held Thursday afternoon, July 6, 2023 at The Lankenau Funeral Home, 31 Elizabeth St., Pemberton Borough. Family and Friends may pay their final respects and love from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. There will be a memorial service immediately following at 2:00 PM accompanied by a graveside service at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Pemberton Borough where she will be laid to rest with her husband.

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