Betty L. (Logan) Goewey of Aurora, Illinois, aged 86, passed from this world and into the glory and the presence of her Lord and King, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 23, 1936, Betty was the oldest of three children born to Robert and Miriam (TuTu) Logan. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and married Lee E. Goewey of Aurora, Illinois on September 1, 1956 at the age of 19. Since Lee was a Navy pilot who served 27.5 years in the service, they lived on various bases throughout the United States. They had three children: Reed Goewey of Sandwich, New Hampshire; Daniel & Wendy Jo Goewey of Aurora, Illinois; and Wendy Lee and Kurt Bowerman of Oviedo, Florida.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Lee E. Goewey, her parents, and her brother, Robert Logan Jr. of Plano, Texas, and is survived by a sister and brother- in-law, Trisha (Logan) and Ron Gerard of Kansas City, Missouri, and one sister-in-law, Marie (Goewey) Buchanan of E. Peoria, IL. She was also blessed with 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, a large number of nieces, nephews, and a dear cousin, Roberta Woodruff of Dowagiac, Michigan.
During her life as a Navy wife, Betty devoted many hours serving her immediate family and those within the extended Navy family on the bases where they lived. She served countless hours volunteering for Navy Relief, an organization dedicated to Navy and Marine personnel and their families, providing assistance and education to help them to become financially self-sufficient. In her later years, she studied to become a legal secretary to help underprivileged individuals seeking legal assistance.
Betty was self taught in many forms of visual arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, and fiber work. In her retirement years with Lee, they operated a craft business called Goewey’s Garage and Stained Glass Art in the town of Grand Marais located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There they worked together designing and creating stained glass objects and wooden fish which were hand carved by Lee and expertly painted by Betty. During their years in Grand Marais, Betty also served the Kellogg Foundation, promoted arts and crafts through the Marketplace, and served the Mennonite Church and community in many ways. In her later years, Betty fulfilled a life-long dream by traveling to New Zealand with Francina Gibbs, a very dear friend from Navy days. She also traveled the US to visit friends and old Navy friends. Her life was one of service to her God, her family, her church, and the communities in which she lived. She will be remembered by many.
A Memorial Service is planned in Aurora for 10am on Saturday the 14th of January, 2023 at the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, located at 325 E. Downer Place - 60505.