Betty Perry, 82Betty Y. Perry, 82, passed away on Nov. 13 at her home in Deer Park.
Betty Y. Perry, 82, passed away on Nov. 13 at her home in Deer Park.
Betty was born on Sept. 18, 1930, in Laona, Wis. She was the daughter of Lloyd and Beatrice (Alexander) Abair. Betty grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from Austin High School.
After graduation, Betty married Donald Perry on Jan. 25, 1950, in Chicago. They had 59 wonderful years together, retiring to Deer Park in 1994.
Betty enjoyed collecting antiques and collectibles, as well as playing bridge with her friends. She was a diehard fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. Betty's most precious joys in life were her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
Betty is survived by four children, Suzy (Tom) Byers of Aurora, Mo., Bill (Jane) Perry of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Joe Perry of Barrington, Ill., and Andy Perry of Geneva, Ill.; five granddaughters, Kimberly, Annie, Shannon, Abby, and Megan; two great-granddaughters, Elle and Zoe; two sisters, Marie Tricomi of Garden City, N.Y., and Louise Leekley of San Francisco, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Mary Abair of Amery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two brothers, Lloyd Abair and Gordon Abair.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are by the Rhiel Funeral Home, Menomonie. An online guestbook is available at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.