Betty Elenore Angelo
Betty Elenore Angelo passed away January 22, 2018 at the age of one hundred. She was born in Swansea, Wales in 1917 to Albert and Nora Cox. She immigrated to Royal Oak, MI in 1958. During most of her career, she was an executive secretary to the chief engineer at Ford Tractor Division, Troy, Michigan. She married Louis J. Angelo in Southfield, Michigan in 1978 but was widowed eight years later. She moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1986 to be near her son and daughter in law Barry and Donna Williams. She met Jim Nolan in Santa Barbara who was her companion for many years. After his death, Jim’s son Jim Nolan Jr. watched over her until the end of her life. Betty retained a fine mind and continued walking until a stroke this January. She was extremely lucky and enjoyed all games of chance. She was full of life until the end and will be greatly missed. Internment will be at Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum, Southfield, Michigan. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Barry and Donna Williams, of Santa Barbara, two grandsons David Williams, of Camarillo, CA, Eric Williams and his wife Laura of Santa Rosa, CA, and two great-grandchildren Lena and Samuel Williams of Santa Rosa, CA. A memorial ceremony will be held at the Goleta Welch-Ryce-Haider chapel 450 Ward Drive, Santa Barbara, on Saturday, February 24 at 11am.