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Betty Jo Hood

Birth Date: August 25, 1931
Death Date: July 10, 2018

Betty Jo Hood of Fort Myers, Florida passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 following some recent health challenges.  She was 86 years old.

Betty was born in Tallahassee, Florida on August 25, 1931 to Edward and Alberta Becton.  She grew up in Madison, Florida and then moved to Pensacola, Florida where she performed secretarial work.

She then met her eventual husband of 64 years –  Wayne K. Hood, Jr. – a consequent Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Korean and Vietnam Wars with over 20 years of service.  Their sons are Wayne K. Hood III (Jean), Marc W. Hood and Lance K. Hood (Sue).

After extensive travels abroad and in the United States, Betty and Wayne settled in Florida again in 2004.  She was proud of her two grandsons in Arizona and two granddaughters in Massachusetts.

Betty was always loving and compliant with the Lord and was gifted with teaching and directing small children.

A Memorial Service for Betty will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Sunday, July 15, 2018 inside the Chapel of Memories located on the grounds of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33907, (239) 936-0555.  Betty will be laid to rest in the Meditation Garden section of the cemetery during a private ceremony,

Arrangements for Betty’s final care have been entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.  To share a story or photo, leave a tribute or to offer condolences to the family at this difficult time please visit Betty’s memorial webpage at and sign her guestbook.

Memorial Ceremony
July 15, 2018
10:00 am
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery
1589 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33907
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