81, of Phoenix, Arizona, peacefully died at home, on August 29, 2013. A devoted wife and mother, she considered her family to be her greatest blessing, and is survived by her husband of 61 years Don, her 4 children Beth Regan (Jerry), Tim Moncher (Susie), Katie Baker (Mike), and Mary Hawes (Steve), 10 grandchildren, Amy, Bill, Andy, Ben, Matt, Adam, Carly, Chris, Samantha and Tim, 3 great-grandchildren, Kaiya, Tim and Braelynn. Bette was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 18, 1931, and met Don, the love of her life, in Waukesha, Wisconsin while attending Carroll College. They married December 29, 1951 and 10 years later moved their family to Phoenix. Bette completed her education at ASU and enjoyed 18 years of teaching at St. Theresa Catholic School. After retirement, Bette was a tireless volunteer who loved her numerous years serving as a member of the Christ Child Society and as a volunteer with The Phoenix Zoo. Bette’s positive spirit, and joy and happiness towards life shined bright to all who knew her. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday September 5, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. A Niche Side Service will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or your favorite charity in Bette’s honor will be greatly appreciated.