OBITUARY

Betty Virginia (Forner) Ulm

March 6, 1928June 18, 2018
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Betty Virginia (Forner) Ulm passed away peacefully Monday June 18, 2018, at the age of 90 at Country Elegance assisted living in Ravenna, Ohio. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers from Country Elegance (Terry, Jen, Kelly, and Dora) for the wonderful care they provided.

Betty was born on March 6, 1928, in McConnellsburg, PA. She was the daughter of Ira Judson and Grace Alice (McQuade) Forner.

She married the love of her life, Lester H. Ulm on October 22, 1955. Lester passed away June 7, 2015. Also preceded in death were her parents Ira and Grace and her siblings Thelma, Helen, Harold, Robert, Donald, Merle, Ira Paul, and Clifford.

Betty is survived by her sons Brian Ulm, Gary Roswell and her daughter Sandra (Andreas) Stegh. Grandchildren Andrea (Brent) Loebick, John Stegh, Rosemarie Fox, Kathy (David) Danner, Carrie (Aaron) West. Great grandchildren Brandon & Bryce Loebick, Katelyn & Connor Fox, David & Jessica Danner, Austin, Kylee and Tyler West. Niece Cheyenne (Doug) Samco as well as many more nephews and nieces.

Betty and Lester enjoyed life and their family. Betty loved hosting parties and gatherings for family and friends, and she also loved creating arts and crafts. For 15 years, they both enjoyed February visits with their son in Monrovia, CA to take in the sights and escape a bit of winter. Rest in peace mom, with dad and with your parents.

Friends and family will be received Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM with a funeral service officiated by Pastor David Ballert at 12:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Park.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She married the love of her life, Lester H. Ulm on October 22, 1955. Lester passed away June 7, 2015. Also preceded in death were her parents Ira and Grace and her siblings Thelma, Helen, Harold, Robert, Donald, Merle, Ira Paul, and Clifford.

    Betty is survived by her sons Brian Ulm, Gary Roswell and her daughter Sandra (Andreas) Stegh. Grandchildren Andrea (Brent) Loebick, John Stegh, Rosemarie Fox, Kathy (David) Danner, Carrie (Aaron) West. Great grandchildren Brandon & Bryce Loebick, Katelyn & Connor Fox, David & Jessica Danner, Austin, Kylee and Tyler West. Niece Cheyenne (Doug) Samco as well as many more nephews and nieces.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018
REMEMBERING

Betty Virginia (Forner) Ulm

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Susan Boos Michael Scharf

November 18, 2018

Having your mom and dad in California every winter was such a great way for all of us to spend time with them, since they had a nice long stay. I enjoyed your mom very much, and she always had a great story and loved to make you laugh. She was a pistol.

I know your whole extended family will miss your mom, as we will, but we all know she is in a better place with your dad. They are back together again, dancing the night away.

May the beautiful memories you have of your parents, always bring you a smile and a warmth in your heart. They will be dearly missed by all your California friends.

Love to you all.
Michael and Sue

Tracy Sober

September 4, 2018

Brian - I'm sorry to see that your mom passed. She sure had a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face. I pray that your family finds stength and hope in dealing with the void her leaving created. Love lives on as long as one is remembered.
With sincere sympathies, Tracy

Brian Ulm

June 28, 2018

Mom, I love you and I will always miss you, but I am also very glad you are now at peace and have joined dad and your parents and family. You were a true character. A never-boring mix of Irish temper, practical joker, creative soul, mamma bear, and always - the perfect hostess making sure family and friends were taken care of. You would do anything for your children and helped each of us out anytime we needed it.

I cherish my memories of the 15 years you and dad were able to visit me in Monrovia and stay each February through 2014. Looking back at the photos of our dinners, trips, sight-seeing and fun times with my friends, it was wonderful to see you both having fun and being embraced by my California family. February will never be the same for me. Looking at my back patio in February I will always see the image of you and dad chilling back there doing word puzzles, or you talking to your favorite dog of mine, Cody. He passed before you so I have a wonderful image in my mind of you petting Cody on the other side of the rainbow bridge.

I loved the way that you and dad celebrated life and shared your love of life with your family and friends through your various parties, Sunday BBQs, pool parties, events at your cottage and later at your Lake Erie retreat. You knew that your hosting gene is alive and well with me as I host pretty much nonstop events for my California friends (and for my Ohio friends before that). I now realize most folks don't have the DNA that makes them feel obligated to entertain their friends, or to feel true joy from doing it - but I do, and that is straight from dad and you (mostly you I suspect).

Thank you for all that you and dad did for me. I am glad that I got to repay a tiny peace of it before the end. Rest in peace mom with dad and your other loved ones. I am so glad that like dad, when your quality of life was at an end, you went peacefully and didn't suffer. Give dad a kiss from me.

Love you always,

Brian

CATHY DANNER

June 22, 2018

Grandma and grandpa dancing at Cathy's wedding, May 1997.

CATHY DANNER

June 22, 2018

Grandma and grandpa at Cathy and David's wedding , May 1997.

CATHY DANNER

June 22, 2018

Grandma you will be missed. That day was special to me, when you and grandpa came to see me, Jessica and David that afternoon. This is the last photo I have of you and grandpa with the great grand kids. Love you and grandpa. I always share memories of me spending time and having sleep over your house. You would read to me every night before bed and in the mornings. Grandpa would then drive me to school in the mornings. Makes me happy to know you are with grandpa again. xoxo

Sandy Estrada

June 21, 2018

Betty was such a fun and sweet lady. I will miss our yearly lunches at Marie Calendars. How she loved her pie. May she rest in peace and know she was welled loved.

Judy Maffitt

June 21, 2018

Brian - My heart goes out to you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort. Judy Maffitt

Janet Young

June 21, 2018

Sandy and Gary, I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing. She was always such a friendly person.
May she fly with the angels.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Betty Virginia (Forner) Ulm passed away peacefully Monday June 18, 2018, at the age of 90 at Country Elegance assisted living in Ravenna, Ohio. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers from Country Elegance (Terry, Jen, Kelly, and Dora) for the wonderful care they provided.

Betty was born on March 6, 1928, in McConnellsburg, PA. She was the daughter of Ira Judson and Grace Alice (McQuade) Forner.

She married the love of her life, Lester H. Ulm on October 22, 1955. Lester passed away June 7, 2015. Also preceded in death were her parents Ira and Grace and her siblings Thelma, Helen, Harold, Robert, Donald, Merle, Ira Paul, and Clifford.

Betty is survived by her sons Brian Ulm, Gary Roswell and her daughter Sandra (Andreas) Stegh. Grandchildren Andrea (Brent) Loebick, John Stegh, Rosemarie Fox, Kathy (David) Danner, Carrie (Aaron) West. Great grandchildren Brandon & Bryce Loebick, Katelyn & Connor Fox, David & Jessica Danner, Austin, Kylee and Tyler West. Niece Cheyenne (Doug) Samco as well as many more nephews and nieces.

Betty and Lester enjoyed life and their family. Betty loved hosting parties and gatherings for family and friends, and she also loved creating arts and crafts. For 15 years, they both enjoyed February visits with their son in Monrovia, CA to take in the sights and escape a bit of winter. Rest in peace mom, with dad and with your parents.

Friends and family will be received Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM with a funeral service officiated by Pastor David Ballert at 12:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Park.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.