TYNER – Betty Lee Gaza, 67, formerly of Tyner and South Bend, and most recently a three-year resident of the Mason Health Care facility in Warsaw, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2001. Betty died at 6:47 a.m. in Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., from complications of pneumonia. She had been ill with Lupus for the past ten years.
Born in Delta County, Michigan, on April 7, 1933, Betty was the daughter of Myron and Della Pike Moore.
On June 21, 1957, in South Bend, she and Raymond A. Gaza, who died on June 17, 1999, were married.
A homemaker, Betty enjoyed planting flowers and was proficient in the arts of knitting and crocheting.
Baptized a Roman Catholic, she had attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth.
Betty is survived by a daughter, Valerie and her husband Deljon Fisher, Jesse D. Fisher, a grandson, both of Pierceton, Ind., a granddaughter, Sarah E. Fisher and a great-granddaughter, Tylene R. Fisher, both of Newport News, Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother and a sister.
Visitation with the family will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2001, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. A Rosary service will be held at 1:45 p.m., just prior to a funeral service at 2 p.m., all in the funeral home.
The Rev. Father Anthony Gillespie, pastor of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Plymouth, will officiate.
Burial will take place in St. Jacob’s Cemetery, North Judson, Ind.
Memorial gifts in Betty’s memory may be made to: The Lupus Foundation of America, 5401 Keystone Drive, Suite 202, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 46825.