LEXINGTON, Ky. - Philip E. Bettez passed away Friday, August 23, 2013. He was born on September 18, 1923, in Westbrook, Maine, son of the late Louis Joseph and Marie Letarte Bettez. He was preceded in death by twelve siblings, and by his wives, Muriel Boulanger Bettez (1963) and Lola Baber Bettez (2008). He is survived by a son, David (Roi-Ann) Bettez, a daughter, Barbara (Paul) McGroarty, loving grandchildren Blair, Blake, and Scott Burnett, and step-grandchildren John, Joe, and Mary McGroarty.
Philip was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club and Lone Oak Country Club. After retirement from IBM in 1982, he spent many enjoyable years woodworking, playing golf, being with his grandchildren, and was an avid Notre Dame subway alumnus.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 26, 2013, at Milward - Southland from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A private graveside service is planned for Clarmont Memorial Gardens in Clark County. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive Lexington, KY 40504, or Central KY Radio Eye, 1733 Russell Cave Rd., Lexington, KY 40505. Condolences may be given at www.milwardfuneral.com.
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