Betty Ann DuBois Lofgren, 95, entered into God’s rest & peace on December 20, 2019 at the Genesis Morrison House in Zanesville, OH.
She was born January 15, 1924 in Hackensack, NJ, daughter of the late William Walter DuBois and Norma Black DuBois.
Betty grew up in Teaneck, NJ. She then lived in New York City; Burlington, VT; Seattle & Yakima, WA; Heidelberg, Germany; Columbus, OH; Fresno, CA; Edmonds & Lynnwood, WA; and most recently, Zanesville & Pickerington, OH.
Betty graduated from Teaneck High School. She attended the University of Vermont and graduated from the University of Washington. In addition to being a devoted mother and homemaker she had careers as a telephone operator for AT&T, as a home economist for the Pacific Power & Light Company, and as a Realtor & Real Estate Broker.
Betty enjoyed spending time with and worrying about her family and friends. She advised them in many areas of their lives, sharing wisdom with them in the form of clipped articles, especially those related to health and finance. She enjoyed attending church services, working at her desk, watching CNN, and following the stock market. She also enjoyed gardening, watercolor painting, and sewing. Although Betty was confined to a wheelchair in her later years, when she was younger she was very active, enjoying skiing, swimming, tennis, and golf, and traveling extensively both in the United States and overseas.
Betty attended church services held by the Pickerington Church of the Nazarene at The Abbington of Pickerington, the assisted living facility where she resided most recently. She was also a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pickerington.
In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Ernest Lofgren, to whom she was married for 56 years; infant daughter Victoria Jean Lofgren; son-in-law Edward Arthur Deering; and brother Jacques DuBois.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Christine Ann Lofgren, Cynthia Louise Deering, & Laura Jean (Jeff) Davis; her Deering grandchildren Sarah Gadjigo & Edward “Ted” Deering; her Davis grandchildren Ruth (Emmanuel) Ebai and their children Caiden, Malachi, Celine and Ezekiel; Andrea (Rick) Jones and their children Jeremiah, Ellie, Eva, Jacob and Judah; Kristofer (Leanne) Davis and their son Devin; Joshua (Brittney) Davis and their children Wyatt and expected daughter Hayden.
A dignified cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 25 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pickerington, OH. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park, WA.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salvation Army of Zanesville.
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