Betty P Cichowski
May 26, 1930 – January 28, 2019
Betty P. Cichowski, age 88, Port Arthur, died, Monday, January 28, 2019, in Beaumont. Betty attended First Baptist Church, Port Arthur, Texas where she was a Sunday School teacher, Training Union member and she was active in the Vacation Bible Study. She attended the University of Alabama, Lamar University and Sam Houston State University earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education and Elementary School Counselling/Diagnostician. She continued her education post Master’s degree as well. She taught and counselled at Port Arthur and Nederland Independent School Districts and was an Elementary School counselor at the Dependent Schools for the Department of Defense at Lajes Air Force Base, Azores; Yongsan Army Post, Seoul, Korea; and Bad Kissingen, Germany. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Mike Cichowski. She is survived by son Steve Cichowski and spouse Cathy, daughter Amy Cichowski, daughter-in-law Pam Cichowski, grandson Sean Cichowski and his spouse Kenyon, great grandchild Michael, Granddaughter Kaitlyn Yost and spouse Wade, great granddaughter Kennedy and other relatives residing in Alabama. Funeral Service are scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3:30PM IN the chapel of Grammier - Oberle Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 3:00 until the service hour.
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- Steve (Cathy) Cichowski, Son
- Amy Cichowski, Daughter
- Pam Cichowski, Daughter-in-law
- Sean (Kenyon) Cichowski, Grandson
- Mike Cichowski, Son
- Betty is also survived by; Great Grandson Michael, Granddaughter Kaitlyn Yost and spouse Wade, Great Granddaughter Kennedy and other relatives residing in Alabama.
- Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
Betty P Cichowski
February 6, 2019
I met Ms. Betty when she came into the office where I work for her dental cleanings; something about her sass and her humor struck me and we became fast friends.
One night after a long day of work, I felt the Lord tell me to make a pound cake and bring it to work the next day to give to Ms. Betty. I thought I must be crazy, but I know when the Lord is speaking to me so I made the cake, all the while wondering what in the world I would say to her when I gave it to her.
She came for her appointment the next day and as she was scheduling her return visit I walked up and quietly said, “Ms. Betty, this is for you.”
Clearly taken aback but smiling she opened the bag, looked up at me and I’ll never forget what she said, “Oh, aren’t you so wonderful and thoughtful, you must have heard about my son Michael.”
My breath caught and my eyes filled with tears as I immediately knew what she meant and I realized what the Lord in His sovereignty had done in having me make that cake.
I said, “Ms. Betty, what happened to your son?”
She said, “Well he passed away just a few days ago in a car wreck. But I don’t understand, why did you make me this cake if you didn’t know about Michael?”
I stood then and went and put my hand over hers. “Ms. Betty, I didn’t know about your son, but God knew, and He had me make this cake just for you so that you would know that you are always on His mind, that He loves you so very much that He has me making cakes for you! He hears you, He is with you, and all is well with Michael.”
Anyone that knows Ms. Betty even a little knows she wasn’t a big cryer, but we both fought a losing battle with tears that day.
From that day on we never missed a chance to visit. I’m so thankful I went to see her for Christmas, she loved her cookies and throw I brought her. I will miss her spunky little soul more than I can say. She was such a blessing to me.
I’m so sorry for your loss, but it is truly Heaven’s gain!!!
Cheryl Snyder Halbert
February 5, 2019
I have many fond memories of this lady from fifth grade at Travis elementary and at First Baptist Church Port Arthur. She will be missed. Prayers for the family
February 1, 2019
I first met Betty with her hearty contagious laugh when she started working in Nederland ISD. We were in oh so many meetings together and attended many out of town workshops (some were overnight). We counselor/diagnosticians were a close knit group. We kept up with each other during the time she was wth the Department of Defense. My husband Joe and I attended Amy's wedding, which she mentioned often. Finally, we attended the same church when she joined Procter Baptist. I recently came across the last Christmas card from her when she let me know she was at Calder Wood and was happy. She signed it, "Love in Christ!" and "Give Joe my love!" I loved her and regret that I can't be with y'all on Saturday. Yvonne
January 31, 2019
To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I sure loved this lady. I’ve known her since I was in elementary. She was one of my Aunts very best friends. She has spent many holiday gatherings with my family. She was so very kind and I truly thought the world of her. I pray for peace and comfort for you during this difficult time. 💗