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Betty Alene Joachim (nee Ray)

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Born August 5th, 1927 in Akron, Betty was the fourth and youngest child of Maude and Walter Ray. Shortly before her ninth birthday, her mother passed away, a tragic loss that would contribute to Betty�s devotion to motherhood and her children�s care throughout her life.

Graduating from Akron Central High School in 1945 she later moved with her father and stepmother to Clarks Corners in Medina County. While employed at the Ohio Blue Tip Factory in Wadsworth, she met her future husband, Starling Frederick Joachim. "Oh, he had the prettiest baby blue eyes!" she would often exclaim. She and Star were married in September of 1948, a union lasting until Star�s death in 2005. Living in Cleveland, their son, Bruce Lynn Joachim was born in 1950, their son, Ray Starling Joachim was born in 1954. Seven Hills then became the family�s home where they attended the Seven Hill Methodist Church. Betty was active in the PTA, enjoyed playing bridge and bowling. She loved cooking and baking while listening to her favorite singer, Andy Williams. Betty worked for 26 years as a teller at the Parma/Seven Hills branch of National City Bank. Her genuine love of humanity served her well both professionally and throughout her life. Her warm smile and cheery disposition brought joy to everyone she met.

In 1988, Betty and Star retired to Wadsworth, where they were active in the First Christian Church. Betty enjoyed traveling, visiting much of the continental United States and Hawaii, as well as several European Countries. In her later years, she lived for short periods of time in Los Angeles and Dallas before returning once more to Wadsworth. In 2018, Betty relocated to Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico with her son, Bruce. No matter where she lived, she made new friends and enjoyed their company.

It was in Mexico on Friday, February 1st, 2019, Betty went peacefully to her Heavenly reunion. She was greeted at the Pearly Gates by her husband; parents; siblings; cousins; childhood best friend, Nancy; nieces, Beth Ray and Marilyn Joachim and grandson, Chuckie Robert Posey.

Betty is survived by her sons; granddaughter, Heather Goe (Charlie) of Medina; great-grandson, Adam Charles Goe; many cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as close friends, Ruth Montgomery, Ruth Darling, Patrick Hausske and of course, her beloved Shih-Tzu, Oliver.

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