Betty's Story

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Betty Lou Cuvelier, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born April 30, 1925, in Terre Haute, to Lawrence and Rose (Surface) Thomas. She married Alfred Cuvelier on Aug. 3, 1946.
Betty is survived by her husband of 70 years, Alfred "Bud" Cuvelier; children, Becky Grindle, Marsha Cuvelier, Lorie Smock and husband Michael, and Kathy Byarlay and husband Don; grandchildren, Danny Wright, Craig Wright, Eric Wright, Peggy Killion, Kayanna Stultz, Tim Grindle, Phillip Smock, Kristen Smock, Aidan Smock, Hope Smock, JoyceAnn Byarlay, and Jacob Byarlay;; 14 great-grandchildren; and one niece, Judy Travioli.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rose Mae Hughes; and nephew, Jerry Hughes.
Betty graduated from Garfield High School in 1943. She enjoyed playing tennis. Betty enjoyed dancing and she gracefully performed in Terre Haute. She was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Betty was a charter member of Rio Grande Baptist Church and a member of Gideons International.
Per Betty's wishes, cremation was chosen. There will be no public services. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, American Humane Society, ASPCA, or the American Cancer Society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on April 25, 2017
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