Betty Jane Brindle Gatewood

March 14, 1924August 27, 2018

Betty Jane Gatewood, 94, of Englewood, Florida, formerly of Bowie, Md, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Born and raised in Huntingdon, PA, she is predeceased by her parents, Benjamin and Florence Brindle; her sisters, Arlene Chamberlin and Marion Coffman; her brother Donald Brindle; and her late husband of 50 years, Earl Edward Gatewood.

Betty was a loving christian wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will forever be missed by all who loved and knew her. In addition to raising five children, she worked at the Navy Yard, the Pentagon and has enjoyed her retirement from the IRS.

Betty enjoyed many hobbies including ceramics, crocheting, sewing, and working puzzles. She was a longtime member of the Bowie United Methodist Church and loved hosting Bible Study in her home for many years.

She is survived by her five children, Thomas Gatewood of Rocklin, CA; Ann Marie Lewin and her husband Lanny of Myrtle Beach, SC; Peggy Leslie and her husband Al of Englewood, FL; William Gatewood and his wife Brenda of Elliott City, MD; Danny Gatewood and his wife Terry of Edgewater, MD; and loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Robert Evans Funeral Home in Bowie, Md on Friday, Sept 7th with visitation at 11:00 and service at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238.


  • Tidewell Hospice, Inc.


  • Visitation Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Private Interment Friday, September 7, 2018

Betty Jane Brindle Gatewood

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Ann Carroll

August 31, 2018

I will truly miss Betty. We shared may trips to Sam’s Club. On the drop of a hat I would call her and ask if she wanted to go and always got a big Yes.
We would zip down and have a lunch and then the shopping. Many times
we would stop on the way home for her favorite cream. We started celebrating her birthday with special lunches. On her 90th when Peggy was away , we had so much fun that the waitress joined in to sing to her.
She always liked the way I cut her hair even if it’d was shorter than she wanted to wear it. we both loved doing puzzles and talking together.
She raised a wonderful loving , caring family.
I will always have warm , loving memories and will never go to Sams with out her in my heart.