05 January 2016
Betty is survived by her husband, John Mahaffey, and their children, John Mahaffey (Sylvia), Ken Mahaffey (Nancy), Katie Roberts (Ian) and Laura Moyer (David), as well as their nine grandchildren; Julia, Daniel, Hannah, Sarah, Caroline, Jake, Kate, Josie and Declan. Betty was born on March 11, 1934 in Escambia County, Florida. Her parents were Mildred and Leonard Havel of Silverhill, Alabama.
She graduated from City Hospital School of Nursing in Mobile, Alabama and embarked on a successful career as a registered nurse. During nurse’s training, Betty met a young Naval cadet named John Mahaffey and after a three year courtship, they married on June 30, 1956. After making homes in California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia, they settled into retirement in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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