Betty Jean Brinda
December 11, 1934 – July 3, 2018
Betty Jean Brinda, 83, of Flintville, TN passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018 in Fayetteville, TN. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, TN on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00am.
Betty Jean was born on December 11, 1934 in Ceylon, MN to Herman and Helen Brandstetter, who preceded her death. Born in Germany, Herman was a seaman on a steamship hauling cargo from Chilean mines. He was able to informally join one of the naval supply ships of Teddy Roosevelt's "Great White Fleet" on its return journey to the United States. After some years farming, Herman had a small café. Helen was from the Amana Colonies in Iowa.
Betty was a loving mother and wife and achieved her goal of receiving a college education. She taught 5th grade at a private school in Huntsville, Alabama. After being a teacher, Betty worked for the Patriot Missle Project Office in Huntsville, AL.
Betty is survived by her loving husband, William; two sons, William David (Diann) Brinda of Somerville, AL and Jonathan Mark Brinda of Flintville, TN; three grandsons, Daniel (Anne Marie) Brinda of Minneapolis, MN, Nathan Brinda of San Antonio, TX and William David (Sonya) Brinda II of New Haven, CT; one great-grandson, Theodore Ambrose Brinda born on June 6, 2018 to William and Sonya Brinda. She is also survived by five nieces, including Virginia Ringenn of MN and Patricia Hovan of AZ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and two sisters. Flower may be sent to St. Mary Magdalene at 106 Washington St. E in Fayetteville, TN 37334. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 150, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
- Memorial Service Saturday, July 7, 2018