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Betty Jean (Tracy) Bynon

July 14, 1931 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

On the morning of April 12th, 2022, our sweet Betty Bynon went to heaven to be with God, her husband William "Bill" Bynon, father James Tracy, mother Catherine Tracy and siblings Robert, Lula Mae, Mary and Mildred. She leaves behind her children: James and wife Margaret, Charles and wife Vicki, Sherre and boyfriend Dave, Andy, and girlfriend Christine. Grandchildren: Jessica Hood and husband Joshua, Nicholas Bynon and wife Christina, Erika Hammerly and husband Jason, Thomas Junker and wife Ashley, Stephen Junker, and girlfriend Stasy, Tiffany Junker, Andria Bynon and boyfriend Josh, and Willie Bynon and girlfriend Elise. Great-grandchildren: Anna, Breccan, and Kendal Shay.

Betty has always been a selfless, giving, and kindhearted person. She would help anyone and everyone in any way she could. She would literally give you the shirt off her back and the last penny in her pocket, if she thought it would help you. Even if she knew you could not pay it back.

 Betty was a huge supporter of her family. Always there for them, no matter what. Never a single doubt that she would always have your back. Even when you had been wrong or out of line. She loved you just the same and made sure you knew that you were still special to her.

Everyone that met Betty loved her. She was always so happy and vibrant, with a beautiful smile on her face and sparkling blue eyes. She insisted that everyone got a hug, even if she just met you. And if you came into our family or circle of friends, she was telling you she loved you from day one. In the words of her close friend, Gary... "Betty never met a stranger."

 Betty seemed to never let anything get her down. Times could be hard, she might have had no money, some catastrophe might have happened, she could be terribly sick... she still saw the good things in life and what was positive around her. She would be the first to point out what a lovely day it was, that the flowers were pretty, or the birds were singing. You might both be suffering inside, but she made sure that you were ok first.

 She brought traditions to our family. She would always stand outside, in the doorway or in a window... watching as you drove away and would wave until she couldn't see you anymore. She insisted on always getting a hug and saying "I love you" before you went to bed or before you left.

 She loved to cook for her family and she sure was good at it. She was famous for her fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried bologna and egg sandwich, and deviled eggs. 

She loved gardening and was practically an encyclopedia about flowers and trees.  She loved to travel and go on adventures. Camping, picnics, and fishing. She was afraid of heights and water, but we managed to get her to fly on a plane, ride on boats, take a cruise and cross a mile high bridge with her walker. She was brave for the sake of making memories with family.

 She told us stories about how bread and a gallon of gas used to be 25 cents. She grew up on a farm, in a house that had no toilet (an outhouse), no television and no electricity. She would talk about how amazed she is by how much has changed with the world, society, and technology. And from poverty, her and her husband, Bill, made this amazing family that we know today. So diverse, full of love, loyalty, and comfort.

 She never had a mean bone in her body. Just as sweet as could be. She rarely yelled, never cussed, and never told anyone off. She was about as non-confrontational as a person could get. And she always brought the family back together, even when any of us weren't getting along.

Betty almost never asked for anything, even if she really needed it. She went out of her way to make sure to never inconvenience anyone.

 Betty was a waitress and cashier for many years. She enjoyed working well into her 70's, just because she could.

 As the spouse of William Bynon, 32nd degree Mason, Betty was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, Lupton Lodge #119. We would like to give a special thanks to the lodge for all the years of helping to care for Betty.

She was a daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and dearest friend. We are all blessed for our wonderful memories and the time spent with her. Heaven has gained a truly amazing woman.

We will miss you so, "Betty Bee". Thank you for everything. Walk with the Lord, family, and friends... full of strength, love, and happiness. We love you!

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