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Betty Phoenix, 94, Baraboo

April 27, 2019 GMT

Betty Jane Phoenix, 94, of Baraboo, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo.

Betty, daughter of Alice and Nelson Gauthier, was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Preble, Brown County. She was united in marriage to Carroll Phoenix on Sept. 7, 1973, in Milwaukee, until his passing in 2007. Betty worked as a homemaker her entire life.

She loved to write poetry and was published in books and magazines. Betty loved to garden; roses were her favorite flower and filled her yard. She raised doves for years and was devoted to her dogs. She enjoyed her travels to Florida and Texas, but wherever she moved to, Wisconsin was always her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Phoenix; and son, Steven Russell Pflanzer.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane (Butch) Stoff of Texas; son, Michael Keith Pflanzer of California; daughter, Terri Rae (John) Huber of Fond Du Lac; grandchildren, Patrick McShea of Arizona, Kristin (Angelo) Finaldi, Natalie (Tom) Simon, Illinois, John Huber of Colorado, Dylan Stoff of Texas, Damon Bethurum of Texas; and many great-grandchildren.

A private inurnment will take place at a later date at King VA Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.