Betty Knowles Hoffman
January 31, 1930 – March 24, 2018
Betty Knowles Hoffman,88, passed away into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus on Saturday morning, March 24,2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lee Hoffman, so Stephen Lee Hoffman, parents Willie (Buck) and Frances Knowles and sister Charlotte Lane.
Betty was born in Green Cove Springs, FL. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Education from University of North Florida,and taught elementary students in Clay County Schools and then lived in Germany while teaching American Air Force children in Bitburg, Germany.
She loved teaching, but she loved and adored her family. Betty is survived by her daughter, Donna Hoffman Beauchamp (Jerry), granddaughter, Kari Elizabeth Beauchamp, brothers Harold Knowles (Jewel) and William (Frances)- and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. She is also survived by her daily companion, sweet little maltipoo, Beau. A memorial is scheduled for Saturday April 14 at 11am at St Peter's Episcopal Church (5042 Timuquana Road, Jacksonville, FL) officiated by The Rev. James Barnhill, Rector. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty's life. There will be a private reception afterwards for family only.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to and children organizations, such a Make a Wish and St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Betty Knowles Hoffman
April 17, 2018
Betty was my dear friend since 1981 when we taught together in Bitburg Germany. Over the years we had many adventures and made many happy memories even though we only worked together for 2 years. I called her my 'Germany Mom' because she always was there when I needed advice. When I retired to Florida, we continued our friendship as if we hadn't been apart from each other. We enjoyed weekly breakfasts or lunches together as well as our nightly phone conversations. We always would have a good chat about memorable trips or new experiences. Laughter was always a part of our conversations. I will miss my dear friend, but I know she is watching over us and is enjoying the most awesome experience of all! Thank you Betty for all the love and happy memories!