Betty Mae Buckley
September 20, 1925 – March 10, 2019
Betty Mae Hicks Buckley was born in Port Tampa on September 20, 1925. Betty grew up here through the depression and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1943. After traveling to Dallas, Texas where Betty worked briefly for Mack Truck, she returned to Tampa and met Robert C. Buckley at MacDill Air Force Base. In 1947 they married and embarked on a career with the Air Force and seventy years together. They enjoyed the life and times of the early space age, living in Michigan, Tennessee, California, Alabama, Florida and Texas. Mrs. Buckley always enjoyed moving to a new home and starting fresh each time they relocated. She was the social coordinator of the family and kept up correspondence with their many good friends and family throughout the country. She always knew everyone's important life events and never missed a birthday or anniversary. Betty always thought more about others than herself and dogs always held a special place in her heart Betty is survived by her two sons, Robert Jr. and Stephen, grandson Ryan and granddaughter Erica DeForge, a great grandson, two great granddaughters and one great great granddaughter. We love you Mom. Rest in peace. Visitation will be Tuesday March 19th from 2pm to 3pm at Blount and Curry Garden of Memories, 4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa FL 33610.
- Betty is survived by her two sons, Robert Jr. and Stephen, grandson Ryan and granddaughter Erica DeForge, a great grandson, two great granddaughters and one great great granddaughter.
- Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, March 19, 2019