Betty Mae (McFadden) Stanley died on April 3, 2018 at 9:41am surrounded by family. Her extended family, the staff at Good Samaritan Loveland Village who cared for her for over 6 years, were also present in addition to a team from Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care. It was 9 years to the day after her beloved husband Thomas E. Stanley passed away (April 3, 2009).
Betty was born December 6, 1940 in Barkeyville, PA to the late Eugene Paul and Hazel Virginia (Hanna) McFadden; a family deeply imbedded with pastors, musicians, church pianists and Sunday school teachers.
Betty met Tom at the Cranberry Roller Rink when she was 15 and he was 17 years old. They dated for two years until she graduated from Cranberry High School in May 1958 and married June 28, 1958.
Betty is survived by her son, Mark Stanley and his wife Julie of Loveland, CO; her two daughters, Linda Dickason and her husband Mike of Oil City, PA and Pamela Pfertsh and her husband Todd of Golden, CO, in addition to fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.
She is survived by her brothers William McFadden and his wife Ruth of Tidioute, PA, Richard McFadden and his wife Carolyn of Franklin, PA and her sister Debbie Bickel and her husband Charles of Venus, PA.
She is also survived by her husband Tom's sisters, Rita Beatty of Franklin, PA, Patricia Lawson and her husband Ray of Jefferson, OH and Tom's brother John Stanley and his wife Karen of Franklin, PA.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents, Hazel & Eugene, her twin brothers, Ronnie & Donnie, her in-laws Freda & Thomas, her sisters-in-law Rose & Mary, her brothers-in-law David, Gene, George & Bob, in addition to her granddaughter, Laurie Ann.
Betty was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, gangrene, breast cancer, sebaceous cell carcinoma, skin cancer, broken back and many other issues. She never let these define her or limit her in any way and she was always "wonderful" and having a fantastic day if you asked her.
Betty was a volunteer at Valley View Hospital for more than ten years. She worked in the surgical unit and notified families of the status on patients. She would also go room to room and read letters to patients, deliver flowers or just visit. In addition to this, Betty also volunteered much of her time to Westminster United Methodist Church and assisted Tom in teaching Sunday School and being Youth Coordinators for about 20 years.
What Betty did best was dress up. She put on a positive attitude every day and if you asked her on her worst MS or cancer day, she would tell you she was fine. She put on a smile and had it with her everywhere she went. If you weren't wearing one, she would give you hers. Anyone who knew her, knows about her infectious Betty laugh (breathe, Betty, breathe). Most of all, she wore her faith on her sleeve. She attributed anything and everything in her life to God. She judged none and loved all.
There will be a viewing at Viegut Funeral Home at 1616 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538 on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and her Celebration of Life at First United Methodist Church at 533 Grant Ave., Loveland, CO 80537 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
Betty had such a bright outlook on life that her family requests you wear something to her Celebration of Life ceremony that is bright and colorful to honor her.
If you so desire, flowers may be sent to either location or if you wish, you can donate to either the MS or Cancer societies in her name.