Betty Jean Valentine Frost, 91 years old, firstborn of Edmond and Ellen Valentine, went to be with her Dear Lord on October 17, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Tony) Knight; her son, Edmond (Joan Fagin) Frost; grandchildren: Kevin (Mary) Knight, Patrick Knight, Jennifer (D.J.) Hill, Dr. Angela (Jeffrey) Rondina, Derek(Lara) Meisner, and Dr. Randall (Kelly) Meisner; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Betty is survived by her cherished sisters and their families: Mary E. Frost, JoAnn Routt, Ruth E. (Harold) Pattenaude, and many nieces, nephews, and her very special friend Bill Gerlach.
Betty Jean lived a remarkably full life always pursuing her many gifts with much Joy and Enthusiasm! While raising her family and attending MSU, she earned a BA (1960), MA (1965), and taught school for 20 years. After retirement, with music always in her heart and soul, she happily played her trumpet again with the “Second Time Around Band” and the “Caravan Circus Pickup Band” lasting 30 years! Betty Jean is deeply loved and is now in God’s Loving Arms.
Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on November 2, 2012, at Saint David’s Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing, MI 48917. A luncheon follows for all. Contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the church. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.