In Loving Memory of

Betty Mae Kennedy Buckenmeyer Hodsdon


Betty Mae Kennedy Buckenmeyer Hodsdon was born September 19, 1926. She passed away peacefully of natural causes on October 18th 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents Ted and Molly Kennedy, husband Ray Buckenmeyer, son Roger Buckenmeyer and husband Vern Hodsdon. Betty is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Jim) Carlson of Hurricane, Utah and Lisa Casler of Sayre, PA, stepchildren Sylvia Ellis Haworth (Charles) and Vern Hodsdon (Debbie), 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Betty grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and in 1972, moved to Gainesville, Florida with her first husband. After his passing in 1983, she opened a small restaurant in Worthington Springs. Vern Hodsdon, Sr. was a frequent visitor and after a time, started courting Betty. She said he was the love of her life and they married October 3rd 1986 and had a wonderful 34 years of marriage. They loved their North Gainesville Baptist Church family and attended church as long as they were able. They enjoyed camping in the North Carolina mountains and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Betty was an avid reader, especially enjoying novels. She was also a lover of animals, especially cats. Betty loved baking and the family all time favorite was her sour cream pound cake. Betty was a loving and giving quiet soul and will be greatly missed by family and friends. A special thanks to the staff at the Villas of Killearn Lakes and Big Bend Hospice for the care they gave our mother and friend. Arrangements are being made by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville, Florida.

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  1. Patricia Carlson at · Reply

    My mom will be missed by so many, she had a loving quiet soul, She got her Angel Wings and is in Heaven watching down on us. Love and Miss you Mom❤️????❤️ so much gratitude fir my step sister Sylvia Ellis for being my moms guardian Angel until the very end.

  2. Caitlin skye snyder at · Reply

    Rest in peace grandma Betty u will be missed …..I know you are in a better place..I just wish that I would have taken the time to come and see u and I wish that you would have met my beautiful kids Anthony and Isabella you would have loved them so much. But I know u are looking down from heaven and you are with all of us. I will miss you so much. Rest in peace grandma. I love you. We all do.

  3. Mandy kelly at · Reply

    Grandma was such a beautiful lady inside and out . She was so spunky and full of life and will be missed dearly . Rest in heaven grandma ❣️

  4. HUGO DECAMPOS at · Reply

    Patti, what a sad news! Gloria and I send you and your family our condolences for the passing of your mom. You look so much like her! We hope and pray that as you mourn you will be comforted as the Savior promised. Your friends Hugo and Gloria.

  5. Diane Buckenmeyer at · Reply

    This beautiful lady was my mother in law. Thank you and Ray for raising one awesome son that I had the honor of being married to for 20 years. I can only imagine the huge smile on his face Monday morning when he met you at Heavens door, saying , “welcome home mom.” I’m so thankful that I was able to come visit you in July. I love you and will see you again.

  6. Lisa Casler at · Reply

    Mom, I know our Dad, Roger, Grandma and Grandpa and all your family that was waiting greeted you, held your hand and brought you home. All of us left behind will miss you until we join you to. Wrapping your spirit in love and peace. ????❤️

  7. Sylvia at · Reply

    I’m missing Betty(mom) more.than words can express. I’m positive she is with my dad and experiencing perfect peace.
    I would always tell her “I love you” and she would reply “I love you more “. I’m so thankful she was my mom for. 36 years.

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