Obituaries

Betty Mae Page

Nov 17, 2020
Page, Betty

Services:

Private family services will be held. 

A recording of the service will be available below. 

Visitation:

Cemetery:

Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo 

Memorials:

May be directed to the family; a memorial fund will be established. 

Biography

Betty Mae Page was born in Waterloo, Iowa on February 8, 1929, to parents May Elizabeth and Clarence Hackett.  She departed this life on November 17, 2020.

Betty Mae married Randall Middleton. To this union was born a son, Randall Paul Middleton, Jr. and a daughter Beverly Ann Smith. They later divorced. She married John Moore.  In 1965 she later married James L. Page. 

Betty graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1947.   She attended Iowa Teacher’s College (UNI) in Cedar Falls.  She then attended Gates Business College where she graduated with a business degree.

Betty taught guitar and tap at Fullilove Studio of Music and Dance.  She also taught guitar classes at the YWCA.  Betty retired from the Black Hawk County office of the Iowa Department of Human Services after 30 years of service.

Member of Payne African Methodist Episcopal Church where she started The Sunshine Rhythm Band.  She loved music and was a member of the Celestial choir.

Betty was known for her giving spirit. She enjoyed performing at nursing homes and senior career centers with her friends Jackie Ellis and Barbara Adams.  One of her “pet” projects was collecting stuffed animals to give to the sick and shut in and children in our community.  She baked hundreds of cookies during the holiday season to share with friends and relatives.

She was appointed by Governors Ray and Branstad to serve on the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women.  Governor Branstad awarded her the Governor’s Volunteer Award in 1989 for her work as a charter member on this commission.
Betty and her husband James enjoyed annual trips to Las Vegas and spending time with her grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, May Elizabeth and Clarence Hackett, her husband James Lincoln Page, her son, Randall Paul Middleton, Jr., her sister Francis, and her brother, Nathaniel.

She leaves to celebrate her life her daughter Beverly Ann (James “Fugie”) Smith, four grandchildren: Adjoa McDonald (David) of Hercules, California, Kweku Middleton of Vallejo, California, Felicia Smith-Nalls (Kal), Nina Thomas (Anthony)  of Waterloo, Iowa, five great grandchildren:  Brooklynn, Kingslee, Jaymes, Aaron, Landon, all of Waterloo.
 

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  1. Rhonda Craft | Nov 22, 2020

    Beverly, Fugie and family, 

    So very sorry for the loss of your mom. We are so very lucky to have known her. I have so MANY fond memories of her! 

    Rob and I talked about her today her kind soul and her love of her family. She always called me her adopted granddaughter. She always looked out for ALL of us at the apartment building ordering pizza and coming to our doors telling us that dinner was on her or ordering from Brown Bottle. Betty was one of a kind. She will be missed by many !! 

    Love,

    Rhonda and Rob Craft

  2. Patricia Smart | Nov 22, 2020

    To the family of Mrs. Betty Page:

    I send these words with the deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother.

    I remember so well when I started at the department how she embraced me and encouraged me.  We shared many conversations and laughter over the years that we worked together.   She was a beautiful and gracious women.  I will be praying for your family as you go thru this transition.

  3. Sheril D Brinkema | Nov 21, 2020

    So sorry about the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

     

    Sheril Brinkema

  4. JoDee Schmit | Nov 21, 2020

    Bev and family,

    My sympathy, with the passing of your mother. It was a life well lived! My prayers are with you all! ❤️  

  5. Traci Hahn | Nov 20, 2020

    Dear Bev, Fugie, and family,

    So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Blessings,

    Traci Hahn, the Hahn, and the Felix families

  6. Lisa Westerman | Nov 20, 2020

    Dr. Smith,

    You and your family have our condolences on the passing of your mother!  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. 

    Peace and Love,

    Chelsea Tyler & Lisa Westerman

  7. Kimberly A Austin | Nov 20, 2020

    Bev,

    So sorry to hear about your mom's passing.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.  We miss you at Lincoln. 

    Kim Austin

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