Aug. 25, 1928 - Dec. 22, 2020
Elizabeth (Betty) Hymers Douglas was born to William and Gertrude Hymers in upstate New York. She often recalled many fond memories of growing up in the small, all-American farm town of Delhi. It was a place that valued core personal and Christian values. Betty was the youngest of five children, who were mostly grown by the time she was born - so, in essence, she was an only child, and spoke many times of the special relationship she had with her mother.
Betty worked to establish many strong relationships throughout her life. Her children, neighbors, family, co-workers, and even caregivers were all recipients of her interest and good will. She always found something positive to say about every living soul, “even if they were a Democrat.”
Betty spent many years with the Ontario-Montclair School District, devoted to helping educate thousands of children. She was a founding member of St. Paul’s Congregational Church in Claremont, Calif., and later became an active member of Pilgrim Congregational Church of Pomona. She would want to thank and say well wishes to Pastor Beth and her many friends at the church.
She leaves behind her two sons, Mark Douglas, Dan and his wife Terri Douglas, three grandchildren: Brett, Lauren and Amanda, and four great-grandchildren. The family extends special love and thoughts to other “family:” John and Tom Storrer, both of whom spent as much time growing up in Betty’s house as their own.
Her passing due to complications of COVID-19 and the effect of the pandemic has limited the family’s ability or willingness to compromise loved ones with a service at this time. We would encourage that you pass on a loving prayer and when the plate is passed in church, wherever you are, put a dollar in for mom Betty Douglas.