In Loving Memory of

Betty Lou Holler-Lyons-Miller-Foster


Betty passed away December 11, 2022, at the age of 93, at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton, FL following a long illness.  She was born November 9, 1929, in Fargo, ND to Ernest and Marjorie Holler.  She had three brothers and two sisters.  She and her family moved to Pontiac, MI where she lived until she and her husband Bill moved to Micanopy, FL with their three children in the late 1950’s.  After living in Micanopy for many years, they moved to Gainesville where Betty lived until she moved to Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton where she spent the last few years of her life.

Betty spent many years as a seamstress.  She also loved to bake and will always be remembered for her “Nanny Cookies” which were a combination of oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chip.

Betty was preceded in death by her husbands, William (Bill) Lyons, 1983, Charles Miller, 2003 and Royal Foster, 2015; her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Linda Short and Diane Lyons; son, Rick Lyons and daughter-in-law, Ann; brother Marvin Holler. Grandchildren, Wayne Joiner, Dana Joiner, Mike Lyons, Jennifer Kelly and husband Brian, Daren Lyons and wife Candace; Great-Grandchildren Angel Smith and husband Josh, Sara Belcher, Bailey Joiner, Emily Joiner, Justin Kelly and Cade Kelly.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm at Forest Meadows Funeral Home and Cemeteries, Inc., 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL.

In memory of Betty Foster, donations can be made to the Memory Garden at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center, 606 NE 7th St., Trenton, FL 32693.

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11 Responses

  1. Sandy Squires Sundberg at · Reply

    My deepest sympathy! Love and prayers for comfort to your family!

  2. Patrick O'Dor at · Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family. 🙏🏻

  3. Ann Hutcheson at · Reply

    Love this sweet lady. She has been a blessing to me for many years. What a wonderful legacy she left for Linda, Rick, Diane and their families,
    Praying for you all at this time, and may the Lord comfort you all.
    Annabelle (Duncan) Hutcheson

  4. Mike and Lorna "BO" Kittel at · Reply

    Our deepest sympathy. Your family are in our prayers.

  5. Mary Jane Sherrod at · Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

  6. Karen Winton Connelly at · Reply

    My deepest sympathy to all of your families . Betty was always such a classy lady, and I have so enjoyed seeing her in pictures these last few years. I have so many fond memories of our times together over the years. Especially with her parents, Aunt Margie and uncle Ernie and family. God Bless, Love Karen

  7. Cheryl Dumas at · Reply

    Nanny was instrumental in my life for turning me into the person I am today. She taught me so many things during my young life that I will never forget. It breaks my heart to be so far away from you all during this time. I loved Nanny so much. Love to you Rick, Linda and Diane. Cheryl (Blakely) Dumas

  8. Margaret Donnell at · Reply

    So very sorry for you and your family. Love to all.

  9. Barbara Coleman Nixon at · Reply

    Diane I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom – it may be especially hard this time of year. May the memories of your many happy family Christmases bring you some comfort this year as y’all carry on some old family traditions together.

  10. Richard Lowe at · Reply

    Sincere condolences, and love to all at this most difficult time. I hope the sisters are hugging each other and being rowdy together.

  11. Harvey and Ella Montgomery at · Reply

    Ricky, our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the recent loss of your Mother. She was a lovely and beautiful lady who always had a warm smile for everyone. She will be missed, Life is about making memories and we’re sure you have lots of them to reminisce about. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Harvey and Ella Montgomery

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