OBITUARY

Betsy McMichael Gilmore

December 5, 1921August 5, 2019

Betsy McMichael Gilmore died on August 5, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. Born in Tampa, on December 5, 1921, she was the daughter of H. Dorsey McMichael and Willie Paul McMichael. She graduated from Plant High School and from Florida State College for Women (now FSU). She was president of the Junior League of Tampa, delivered meals for Meals on Wheels, and was a 30-plus gallon blood donor. She served as an elder and Sunday school teacher at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church and was active in the Women of the Church. She was also a group leader for Community Bible Study. Betsy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, William C. (Bud) Gilmore, and her sisters, Peggy McMichael Thompson and Louise (Bookie) McMichael Galloway and brother, Frank P. McMichael. She is survived by her children, Susan Gilmore McSwain, Bill Gilmore, and Beth Gilmore Reineke. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Gil, Matt and Billy McSwain and Jordan and Nathan Reineke, in addition to her great-grandchildren, Abby, Madelyn, David, Isaac, Luke and Nathan McSwain. A graveside service will take place at 2pm on Saturday, August 10th at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. (Use 50th Street entrance just North on MLK). A memorial service will follow at 3pm at Blount and Curry at Garden of Memories, 4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa FL 33610.

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  • Betsy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, William C. (Bud) Gilmore, and her sisters, Peggy McMichael Thompson and Louise (Bookie) McMichael Galloway and brother, Frank P. McMichael. She is survived by her children, Susan Gilmore McSwain, Bill Gilmore, and Beth Gilmore Reineke. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Gil, Matt and Billy McSwain and Jordan and Nathan Reineke, in addition to her great-grandchildren, Abby, Madelyn, David, Isaac, Luke and Nathan McSwain.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 10, 2019

Memories

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Flo Bickel

August 10, 2019

Beth and family,
So sorry to hear of your mother(Betsy's) passing.
I remember her when we were at Hyde Park Presbyterian.
I know you will miss her but she's at her new home at last.
Flo Bickel andMelanie Kuklis

Karen Clarke

August 9, 2019

Thinking of you all during this sad time of loss...your mother was special and I adored her....lovingly, Karen Clarke

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY