Betty Helen Cote

February 28, 1926January 4, 2021

Betty Cote, 94, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 in Fort Worth, TX.

Betty was born February 28, 1926 in Wyandotte, MI to John and Mary Miltz. She married her husband, Russell Cote on October 20, 1945 and raised her family in Grand Rapids, MI. She later moved to Texas to be near her daughter. Betty became a long time resident of Watauga working as a paralegal for her son-in-law’s law firm for over 30 years. She was a past member of the American Business Women’s Association and recipient of their American Business Woman of the Year award. She also was a gifted artist, playing the violin in her high school years and later taking up oil painting.

Betty was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Cote, her parents, and her three siblings.

Betty is survived by her sons, David Cote (wife Barb), and Mark Cote; daughter, Patricia Marling (husband Brad); five grandsons, Burke VanderLind, Brady VanderLind, Ryan Cote, Christopher Cote, and Dustin Marling; and eight great grandchildren, Tyler, Madison, Barrett, Brooke, and Lauren VanderLind, Luke and Jason Marling, and Drake Cote.

A memorial service and burial beside her husband will take place in Clarksville, Michigan in the spring.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Betty Helen Cote

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