A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ


Betty Scharen Gallimore

April 21, 1929August 30, 2020

Betty Scharen Gallimore

Betty was born and raised in Greybull, Wyoming, daughter of Alois R. and May L. Scharen She met and married Clay Gallimore in Greybull in 1951. Clay’s job with the Bureau of Reclamation took them to several states, with the family settling in Arizona in January of 1964. Betty would live in Phoenix 53 years, before moving to Hillsboro, Oregon in 2017. Betty worked as a bank teller, medical receptionist, Program director for Brunswick at both Bowlero and Maryvale Lanes, and as a Math Lab Aide at Andalucia Elementary School, all while raising 3 daughters, Rebecca, Lori and Judith. Betty loved hunting, fishing, and the out of doors, and upon retirement, she and Clay spent many summers in their travel trailer at Mormon Lake. After Clay’s passing, Betty found friendship and an interest in poetry at the Manzanita (now Helen Drake) Senior Center. Betty wrote poems for all occasions, holidays, seasons and even the Phoenix traffic. Betty is survived by daughters, Rebecca Benson (David) and Lori Williams, grandchildren, Amy Harley (Chris), Leslie Weisgerber and Brandon Benson, great-grandchildren, Adam Williams, Joshua Harley, Brittany Harley, Taylor Harley, Milo Weisgerber, and Andrew Weisgerber. Betty was preceded in death by her husband: Clayton William Gallimore and youngest daughter Judith Gallimore.


  • Graveside

    Thursday, September 10, 2020



Betty Scharen Gallimore

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Mary Furr

September 7, 2020

Cousin Betty radiated love and wisdom. Her daily Facebook posts and poems were bursts of affection and creativity that made everyday a little bit more special. I am so grateful that she was part of my life.

Farrell Kenimer

September 5, 2020

Betty and I were in the same creative writing class at Helen Drake Senior Center in Phoenix, AZ. I loved her poetry and she tolerated my prose. The writing class was one reason I joined the senior center. I also visited her home a couple of times to enjoy her collections and her garden. Her collections were extensive so her move to Oregon must have been a mammoth undertaking for her and her family. We shared a common sadness with the loses of our youngest child so there was a type of bond. She taught me some things about being tough having been raised in Wyoming because I was raised in a city. Her pictures of Wyoming brought a new appreciation to me of her home state. She was adapt with a computer and sent beautiful digital greeting cards to brighten my day on many occasions. A real memory from my elderly days!

Dee Grill

September 5, 2020

Becky and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother. She had a beautiful smile and kind to everyone. I have many wonderful memories being over at her house when we were in school. Love Dee


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