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Betty Cryer

Betty Mae Cryer , 91 yrs. of Gaithersburg MD passed away quietly with her family members beside her at home in the early morning hours of July 5, 2016. Beloved wife of John Barrett Cryer (died January 11, 1993).  Beloved mother of Demaris Cryer Chatterton of Fairfax Va, and John William Cryer and Amy Elizabeth Cryer of Gaithersburg, MD.  She is also survived by her son in law, Fred Chatterton of Fairfax VA , Grand Daughter Amy Chatterton Pikus (Husband, Chris Pikus) and Great Grandson Dylan Pikus.  Betty was born as Betty Mae Heckelman in Chicago Ill, on May 3rd 1925, the daughter of Clyde and Elizabeth Heckelman.  She dearly loved the city of Chicago, attending Northwestern University and later graduating from the University of Chicago as an art major.  She enjoyed engaging in various activities, such as dancing, ice and roller skating, arts and crafts (painting, knitting, needlepoint, crochet and sewing), cooking and Irish music.  Her son in law, Fred would always remember Betty mention fond memories of sailing with her father on Lake Michigan and everyone loved her cooking.  Betty will always be remembered as an extremely kind and considerate soul with a life-long gift for making people happy .  She will be greatly missed by all, especially during the Christmas holidays, which she considered to be her favorite time of the year.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Betty Cryer's name to the forwarding charities;

 

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