OBITUARY

Betty Jo Andrews

December 24, 1928June 4, 2019
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ANDREWS, Betty Jo, 90 of Belleair, the Matriarch of the Dayton Andrews family passed away on Tues, June 4, 2019. She was born December 24, 1928 in Bushnell, FL to the late Colan G & Mildred Lou (Chilton) Beville. Betty Jo attended the Bushnell Schools from 1-12th grades and was valedictorian of the class of 1946. She then attended Stetson University in De Land, FL and graduated in 1950 with a BA degree. Betty Jo was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity. She was a reporter for the school paper known as The Hatter and served her journalism internship with the De Land Sun News. It was here at Stetson University where she met Dayton her future husband. They were married in 1950 after graduation and settled in Ocala, FL. For 13 years where their sons Taylor and Alfred were born. Betty Jo and Dayton moved to Clearwater in 1964 where they built Dayton Andrews Plymouth from the ground up. Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat were added to the dealership which Dayton ran till his death in 2008. Betty Jo was especially proud that her two sons Taylor and Alfred took over ownership and operation of the St Petersburg and Clearwater Chrysler dealerships. Mom was known as the Andrews Automotive Granny. It is truly a family run business as three of the grandchildren Elliott, Brandon and Tracey work in Clearwater. Betty Jo’s main interest was in volunteerism. She started with the PTA when her boys were in school, president of the Anona Methodist Women’s Missionary Societies, served on the building committees of the church and still a regular at Sunday Services. She has been a board member and advisory board member of Gulf Coast Museum of Art for 10 years. She served on the board of Governors for the Carlouel Yacht Club on Clearwater Beach where she has a second home. Betty Jo has held membership with the Belleair Country Club for over 20 years. She committed her time, talent and treasures to many organizations such as Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater Free Clinic, Abilities, the Salvation Army, Shepherd Village and Stetson University. Betty Jo was a member of the Spirituality and Healing committee at Morton Plant Hospital. She has opened her home to many organizations for charity galas such as The Omelette Party, the Mental Health Society, Abilities of Florida, Belleair Garden Club and the William Booth Society of the Salvation Army. Betty Jo was honored for her 16 years of service with the local advisory board by receiving "The Others" award and was the 2015 recipient of the Doctor William Hale award for community service. She was Honorary Chairman of the Martini's & Matisse gala, a fundraiser for the Clearwater Free Clinic. Betty Jo & Dayton were well traveled having visited 7 continents. There last trip together was to Antarctica. They also hosted trips abroad for family and friends to celebrate Dayton’s birthday. Annual fishing trips to Alaska and Boca Grande, FL were their favorites and still take place hosted by their sons Taylor and Alfred. Betty Jo is survived by two sons, Taylor (Jodi) Andrews & Alfred (Debbie) Andrews, grandchildren Elliott (AnneMarie) Andrews, Brandon Andrews, Tracey Wolf, Jamie (Tommy) Kerr, Mesa Reynolds, Tahni Reynolds, great grandchildren William, Alexis, Lucy, Elijah and Jorden also her first cousin Nell. Faith, family and friends filled her heart with great joy. Memorial contributions may be offered to the Salvation Army of Clearwater, Clearwater Free Clinic or to Anona United Methodist Church/ Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm at Serenity Funeral Home, Largo, 727-562-2080. A Celebration of Life Service will follow Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1 pm at Anona United Methodist Church. A reception will immediately follow at the Carlouel Yacht Club, 1091 Eldorado Avenue, Clearwater Beach. Condolences may be offered at www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Colan Beville, Father
  • Mildred Lou (Chilton) Beville, Mother
  • Dayton Andrews, Husband
  • Betty Jo is survived by two sons, Taylor (Jodi) Andrews & Alfred (Debbie) Andrews

    Grandchildren; Elliott (AnneMarie) Andrews, Brandon Andrews, Tracey Wolf, Jamie (Tommy) Kerr, Mesa Reynolds, Tahni Reynolds

    Great grandchildren; William, Alexis, Lucy, Elijah and Jorden

    also her first cousin Nell.
  • DONATIONS

  • Salvation Army of Clearwater
  • Clearwater Free Clinic
  • Anona United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Celebration of life Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Memories

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Gregory butler

June 10, 2019

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Betty jo,she will be greatly missed

Debbie Vandebult

June 9, 2019

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It was fun to watch you recreate the garage apartment into the ”she cave”. I was impressed! It looked alive with color and so “YOU”. What made me laugh so much was the garage part you made it into a sitting area, I would say, “ we can have therapy out her” hahahaha. She would probably have done it! But , with all that she had, she said, “I might just live out here, I love it”. Her motto, “keep it simple”.
In regards to that statement, she did and never wanted her family to have to be burdened by her arrangements when she passed, she had it all taken care of, every ‘t” crossed and “I” dotted. I was always impressed by her ability to conquer and achieve, I hope with this gift that God has given me, by having this time with such an amazing lady, that I will or can be half as amazing. I find myself reflecting on our times and wondering, what would Betty Jo do or say? What has she taught me about being a better women that I can pass on or do? I will cherish this gift and grow as you did. I thank you for your insight and guidance. So, in closing, God speed Mrs. Betty Jo and I hope you’re in Heaven dancing in your elevator with Mr. Andrews!

Debbie Vandebult

June 9, 2019

BettyJo,
I can not thank you enough for the many lovely conversations we shared. It was an honor to have gotten to spend once a week with you for over 10 years. You were a thinker out of your time, embracing massage therapy and a many new age ideas. That’s what I loved about you. You never stopped growing and expanding your mind for the times. You were a great mentor to me, always sharing stories that got me thinking. I loved that you could relate to all levels of life. I liked to learn about where you came from, how you met Dayton and how he really wasn’t a good dancer, but he was the love of your life. HaHaHa.
How if you were stuck in an elevator with anyone, you would pick Dayton! That always impressed me. You really knew what you wanted and had no problems saying it. In a way, this spunkiness was a refreshing change from others common ambiguity; say it like it is, and eliminate the wonder, I just love it!
You were also a fashonista, sporting the finest and coolest combinations and jewelry. You also had a handle on your diet, eating fresh fruit and veggies, excluding the few chocolates cigars I would bring you from Caroline’s! We always laughed and said, “ a Little chocolate is good for you”
Also, an amazing appreciation for plants and for sure a natural green thumb, always in the court yard watering the flowers and we would walk one by one and talk about the plant and at times cut some babies so I could grow at home. You loved your green space and continued this love to the interior!
You loved to decorate and put unique pieces together, you had a knack for this.

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PATRICIA STEVENS

June 7, 2019

Heaven has received a special gift of a beautiful soul. I am very honored to have known Betty Jo for many many years. I always admired her and considered her to be a role model as a true women.
Betty Jo was caring and gave of herself effortlessly to many . When talking with her you always felt you mattered as she listened to what you had to say. Betty Jo never wanted to be a bother to anyone and hesitated often to ask for assistance, but when she did, your help was much appreciated. I loved hearing stories of her life. I truly am going to miss our talks and your smile. You and Dayton were very welcoming to me when I first started at Dayton Andrews, Inc. and made feel like I was appreciated and one of the family.
Rest in peace. I will think of you often as I have of Dayton and remember you always. My Love to you both in heaven.

Chrisse Rowe

June 6, 2019

Rest In Peace beautiful Betty Jo. Deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to all the Andrews during this most difficult time.

Beverly Halliwell

June 6, 2019

Beverly Halliwell

Betty Jo, loving mother,grandmother,great grandmother and devoted friend.
She was always willing to listen and guide those in need of her strength and wisdom.
I am grateful and proud that she was a part of my life., my friend, mentor and inspiration.
We shared many special moments discussing our journey through life and the many blessings we've received along the way. Betty Jo will remain in my heart forever.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your family's loss.
God has a new angel.
With love, Beverly

Briana Ker

June 6, 2019

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TRACEY WOLF

June 6, 2019

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Biography

ANDREWS, Betty Jo, 90 of Belleair, the Matriarch of the Dayton Andrews family
passed away on Tues, June 4, 2019. She was born December 24, 1928 in Bushnell, FL to the late Colan G & Mildred Lou (Chilton) Beville. Betty Jo attended the Bushnell Schools from 1-12th grades and was valedictorian of the class of 1946. She then attended Stetson University in De Land, FL and graduated in 1950 with a BA degree. Betty Jo was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity. She was a reporter for the school paper known as The Hatter and served her journalism internship with the De Land Sun News. It was here at Stetson University where she met Dayton her future husband. They were married in 1950 after graduation and settled in Ocala, FL. For 13 years where their sons Taylor and Alfred were born.
Betty Jo and Dayton moved to Clearwater in 1964 where they built Dayton Andrews Plymouth from the ground up. Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat were added to the dealership which Dayton ran till his death in 2008. Betty Jo was especially proud that her two sons Taylor and Alfred took over ownership and operation of the St Petersburg and Clearwater Chrysler dealerships. Mom was known as the Andrews Automotive Granny. It is truly a family run business as three of the grandchildren Elliott, Brandon and Tracey work in Clearwater.
Betty Jo’s main interest was in volunteerism. She started with the PTA when her boys were in school, president of the Anona Methodist Women’s Missionary Societies, served on the building committees of the church and still a regular at Sunday Services. She has been a board member and advisory board member of Gulf Coast Museum of Art for 10 years. She served on the board of Governors for the Carlouel Yacht Club on Clearwater Beach where she has a second home. Betty Jo has held membership with the Belleair Country Club for over 20 years. She committed her time, talent and treasures to many organizations such as Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater Free Clinic, Abilities, the Salvation Army, Shepherd Village and Stetson University. Betty Jo was a member of the Spirituality and Healing committee at Morton Plant Hospital. She has opened her home to many organizations for charity galas such as The Omelette Party, the Mental Health Society, Abilities of Florida, Belleair Garden Club and the William Booth Society of the Salvation Army. Betty Jo was honored for her 16 years of service with the local advisory board by receiving "The Others" award and was the 2015 recipient of the Doctor William Hale award for community service. She was Honorary Chairman of the Martini's & Matisse gala, a fundraiser for the Clearwater Free Clinic.
Betty Jo & Dayton were well traveled having visited 7 continents. There last trip together was to Antarctica. They also hosted trips abroad for family and friends to celebrate Dayton’s birthday. Annual fishing trips to Alaska and Boca Grande, FL were their favorites and still take place hosted by their sons Taylor and Alfred.
Betty Jo is survived by two sons, Taylor (Jodi) Andrews & Alfred (Debbie) Andrews, grandchildren Elliott (AnneMarie) Andrews, Brandon Andrews, Tracey Wolf, Jamie (Tommy) Kerr, Mesa Reynolds, Tahni Reynolds, great grandchildren William, Alexis, Lucy, Elijah and Jorden also her first cousin Nell.
Faith, family and friends filled her heart with great joy.
Memorial contributions may be offered to the Salvation Army of Clearwater, Clearwater Free Clinic or to Anona United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm at Serenity Funeral Home, Largo, 727-562-2080. A Celebration of Life Service will follow Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1 pm at Anona United Methodist Church. A reception will immediately follow at the Carlouel Yacht Club, 1091 Eldorado Avenue, Clearwater Beach. Condolences may be offered at www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com.