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Betty Lou (Mayerhofer) Walcott, age 84, went to be with the angels in heaven on August 11, 2018.  

The daughter of Paul & Stella (Smuetczak) Mayerhofer, she was born on September 19, 1933 in Saginaw.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Marian. Betty will be greatly missed by her children, Dianne & Greg Hyde, Cheryl Kegeler, Steve & Sharon Walcott, Carolyn Ebels and Dan Walcott.  She is also survived by a brother Robert Mayerhofer, sister Julie Roth, sister-in-law Helen Vanthoff; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hospice of Michigan, Carrie, Kim, Linda, and Cheryl for the care they gave to Betty. 

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 2894 Patterson Ave SE, Grand Rapids.

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Betty’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Kathy and Al Williams on August 13, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Dear Auntt Betty, so many wonderful memories and laughter. You will be missed. Love to my cousins and their families.

  2. Doug & Joni Hyde on August 13, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Sorry to hear of Betty passing….will miss her she was so funny…lots of laughs from her over the years…Prayers to her family

  3. Cindy Orr on August 14, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Sorry to hear of Bettys passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time. I knew Betty from the Moose. Always enjoyed talking to her.

  4. Patti Miller on August 15, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Cheryl, Lavon and family.
    Very sorry for your loss.

  5. Ron Meyers on August 15, 2018 at 7:49 am

    I will never forget her, I loved her and her family, she was my neighbor and babysitter growing up.

  6. Terri & John Heintzelman on August 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

    We extend our deepest sympathy to all of Betty’s family. May God bless all of you with His peace and comfort.

  7. Karen and Ross Bottrill (Chaney) on August 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Dear cousins,
    Our thoughts and prayers and love are with you all. Aunt Betty was a rare and exceptional woman. She was my partner in crime, my drinking buddy, my confidant and my role model! I loved her deeply and will miss her tremendously.

  8. Patti Griffin on August 18, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Betty and I had been friends for a long time. She was with me when my first son was born which was about 40 years ago!! We had some really good times together. I will truly miss her!! My deepest condolences to her family.

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