With her girls by her side, Betty Smith, (aka mum, ma, gma, grandma betty, betty lou) of New Brighton, age 79, went home to be with her heavenly Father, on April 1, 2021 at Heritage Valley, Beaver. Her family was her entire world. She is survived by daughters; Sandie (Bill) Egley, and Bj Smith Tate, both of Beaver. Along with her children, Betty is survived by her grandkids; Casie (Kevin) Jordan, Jake Young, Jack Egley, Allison and Esa Tate. Betty also loved her great-grandbaby Emery Jordan “Somethin’ Fierce” as she would say. Betty had 2 brothers, Ed Senior of Ligonier, PA, and Jack Senior of New Brighton (recently passed on to pave her way to heaven). Betty had one sister. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Francis (Saul) Senior of New Brighton. She also had many loving nieces and nephews that she always enjoyed catching up with. When this loving, funny, thoughtful, selfless firecracker spent time with you, you would have thought you were the only thing that existed. Betty didn’t like to fuss over “stuff” and we’ll get back to that towards the bottom of this obituary. She lived a simple, quiet, happy life and loved her music, especially if the beat sounded like “horses galloping” and her favorite music genres spanned seven decades. She always wanted to share her old music loves and new music finds with you and was excited to see what you thought of it. In fact two of her favorites are A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation by Marty Robbins (1957), and Titanium by David Guetta ft. Sia (2011). If that doesn’t span the musical spectrum, I don’t know what does! – but that was Betty. She had an incredibly valuable DVD collection and remembers every movie detail from all of the thousands of them. She could watch a Hallmark movie 100 times and still cry. If she had two nickels to rub together, she’d easily give you one … probably more if she could figure out how to split that coin in two! Betty had a deep rooted love for her country with a profound appreciation for her freedoms and the men and women who fight (fought) for it. She was an avid supporter of the Disabled Veterans of America and the NRA. When she didn’t have the “two nickels” she was still emphatic that these organizations get something. She’d say “they need it more than I do”, and that’s when we would remind her she’s in a wheelchair with Parkinson’s, and on oxygen. She would just laugh. Betty loved God. Next to Him, she loved her three favorite men, Dale Earnhart (2001), Toby Keith and Rip from the TV series Yellowstone. She sure did appreciate a good lookin’ cowboy. In line with the comment earlier about not fussing over things. It would pain her greatly to know we all made a big to-do over her, everyone crying and looking at her when she knows she is not even there. She didn’t want a service of any kind, so we will respect her wishes. If you get a chance to be near the ocean, have a thought, fond memory or say a prayer and think of Betty. She loved the ocean and the sound of crashing waves. If you’d like to honor her in a monetary way, she would be touched for you to share a gift with one of her favorite charities, the Disabled Veterans of America or the Pennsylvania Equine Rescue & Retirement Foundation. To say she was loved “Somethin’ Fierce” and will be deeply missed is an understatement. Arrangements by the J&J Spratt Funeral Home, New Brighton.
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