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Elizabeth Getch

July 31, 2020

Obituary

Elizabeth “Betsy” Minnick Getch, 82, of Dahlonega Georgia, passed away Friday
morning July 31 st , 2020. She was surrounded by loved ones in her home. She was born
May 20, 1938 in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania. She lived her childhood there and young
adult life. She then moved to Fort Myers Florida with her family where they lived a pretty
good while. Then she moved to Dahlonega Georgia, this is where she lived the rest of
her years. She was a wonderful God-fearing woman who always believed in her faith.
She was a Jehovah Witness and went to the Kingdom Hall until she wasn’t able to. But
she always had her faith and it was strong through her last days. She was a Jill of all
trades and self-taught herself everything she knew. There was nothing she could not
do. She was very well known for being a dog groomer and groomed dogs for many
years, and had her business “Dog grooming by Betsy”. She loved all animals, nature or
“God’s beauty” as she called it, and her family. Her family meant everything to her. Her
world revolved around her family. Not a moment went by that she did not ask where
they were or what they were doing. Even in her last moments her family and faith is
what kept her strong. Even though her earthly body was nearing its time to rest, she
knew one day she would wake up from her sleep and be healed with a new body. She
meant the world to us who knew her and we will always carry her beautiful spirit with us
wherever we may be. Betsy is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Loretta and
Albert Roy of Punxsutawney Pennsylvania, her son and daughter-in-law Andy and
Debbie Getch of Fort Myers Florida, her daughter Tammy Ivey of Dahlonega Georgia,
her grand-daughter (although everyone knew she raised and loved her as her daughter)
and grandson-in-law Melissa and William Harkins of Dahlonega Georgia. Her grand-
daughter and grandson-in-law Sarah and Ryan Campbell, grandson and grand-
daughter-in-law Nick and Jessica Spinella, her grand-daughter Nina Rodriguez, grand-
daughter Leslie and Jarret Honahan, and grand-son Chris Betts.
Her great grandchildren include Jewel Harkins, Lucas Spinella, Logan Spinella, Tyler
Willingham, Finn Campbell, Cameron Betts, Lindley Honahan.
Many more family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Hazel Minnick, her brothers
Robert “Bobby” Minnick, Larry Minnick, and Jim Minnick. She is also preceded in death
by her sister Sondra Buffington.
“Always be kind and never hate.” These are words she always lived by. We will forever
miss her but carry her in our hearts for always. We love you!

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