Betty contracted Alzheimer's a few years ago and passed away the evening of July 28, 2013. Her family was her greatest achievement. Betty was extremely proud of her children, as everyone (including the mailman and the local grocery clerks) knew. She shared an an incredible 50 year love story with her husband during her life that will continue forever.
Betty Faye Collier Bumgarner, 71, wife of James Bumgarner died on July 28, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Lester and Viola Collier and graduated valedictorian in 1959 from Wolfe County High School. While living in Fairfax, VA she worked for George Mason University and volunteered as an official for both the Northern Virginia Swim League and area gymnastics. In addition to her husband of 50 years, she is survived by her children, Tiffany, Jill, and Brian; and her grandchildren, Ashley, Payton, Ava, Jack, Ben, and Jason. Visitation, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 beginning at 2PM followed by the funeral service at 3 PM at Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd. In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorials may be made to: http://act.alz.org/goto/BettyBumgarner