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Elizabeth Jane Brumgard (ne Turpin)


June 25, 1926 – March 13, 2021

Elizabeth Jane Brumgard (ne Turpin) was born on June 25, 1926, in West Chester, PA, and passed away peacefully on March 13, 2021, in Phoenix, AZ.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Harry Deshields Turpin and Leora Jane Turpin (ne Hubbard).

Known to her family and friends as “Betty”, she grew up on a farm outside of Marshallton, PA.

She married Elwood J Brumgard, “Brummie” in 1948, and together they shared 50 years of marriage until Brummie’s passing in 1998.

She was employed by Wyeth Co in West Chester soon after leaving school and worked on the assembly line to benefit the Armed Forces during World War II.  Betty then worked for a local business, Ball & Ball Brasses in Exton, for many years.

For most of her life, she lived close to her family in the PA and DE areas.  She and Brummie were transferred with his job to Massachusetts, and later to Mississippi.  It wasn’t until 1996 that Betty and Brummie moved to Arizona to be closer to their daughter.

She is predeceased by 6 brothers; Walter, Harry, Douglas, James, Willis, Theodore, and 3 sisters; Doris, Gladys, and Kathleen.  Betty was the youngest of the ten children.  She is also predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Travis Seal.

She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Jean Estes in St. Petersburg, FL and Nancy Marie (John) Viscichini in Phoenix, AZ; 4 grandchildren, Charles, Ashley, Cole, and Aaron; and 4 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Ixavier, Ethan, and Adrienne.

Competitive by nature, Betty enjoyed bowling, baseball, and badminton.  She had a great love for animals and the outdoors.  Betty delighted in spending time on the beach.  She and Brummie owned and operated The Lyhano, a rooming house in Cape May, NJ for years.

She was an active member at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center in Phoenix where she swam, played shuffleboard, Bingo and Pinochle.  Betty was an avid and skillful card player, her favorite games being Pinochle and Poker.  She embarked on many casino trips with friends and family.  Those who knew her would say, ‘She was one lucky lady’.

Betty was baptized into Christ on March 13, 2015.  She passed faithful on that very same day six (6) years later at the age of 94.  She lived a good life and to God be all the glory.

There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of Betty on April 17, 2021, at 1819 W Summerside Road, Phoenix AZ  85041.  Anyone who wishes to attend is welcomed from 1 – 3 pm.  Betty’s ashes will be placed at the Grove Cemetery in West Chester along with her husband.


  • Bill & Sandi Posted March 29, 2021 3:18 PM

    A beautiful lady with a beautiful soul.. We remember watching them play cards. They sure enjoyed those games.

  • Shawn McKenzie Posted March 29, 2021 4:25 PM

    Was absolutely great seeing her at church. Love-filled woman!

  • Aaron Viscichini Posted March 29, 2021 9:04 PM

    All my love to my grandmother as she passes on in Christ. God willing, we will see you there… “soon and very soon”!

  • Sharil Posted March 29, 2021 9:39 PM

    Betty i will never forget studying the Bible and getting to know you. Your journey to becoming a disciple was a miracle i got to see first hand. It was amazing to see God in action literally watching him give you understanding and insite as we moved through each study. This impacted my life forever! I will truly miss you!! Genuine beauty!!

  • Cole Viscichini Posted March 30, 2021 6:01 AM

    I love my beautiful grandma. I am grateful that God gave her so many peaceful years of old age.

  • Jody Godsey-Baur and Matthew Baur Posted March 30, 2021 6:45 AM

    Sorry for your loss. It appears she lived a great life. If u are ever in St Pete please call would love to get together with you and John.

  • Sandy Lunde Posted March 30, 2021 9:20 AM

    It was beautiful to see you transform under the mighty love of God! Your daughter Nancy had great faith to bring you to Jesus – “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.””
    ‭‭Mark‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭Now YOUR faith is no longer needed…for faith has become sight! Until we one day meet on a cloud, please do cheer us on! (Heb 12:1).

  • Pastor marie turpin Coulbourne Posted March 30, 2021 10:58 AM

    Betty was the last of my father’s father Francis Turpin loved his family, and when they moved to the eastern shore Betty and Brummie where close with my parents.

  • Charles Cox Jr Posted April 3, 2021 7:07 PM

    Mom-Mom Betty, what can I say. I am fortunate to have been her grandson. I have many great memories. I loved her very much. We are all so blessed to have had her in our lives. for 94 years.

  • Mackenzie L Posted April 13, 2021 8:24 PM

    My favorite memory with Mom-Mom Betty was playing card games, especially Skat, because wow, was my Great Grandmother an EXPERT! Her stories through life were not only a joy to listen to, but showed her kindness and the immense love she had to give. I thank God I was able to create special memories with her and reading all the lovely stories of her journey to Christ is heart warming and so special. Love you Mom-Mom Betty, forever and always!

  • Ashley Lamm Posted April 13, 2021 8:36 PM

    As a child, I remember going on road trips with Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop, not being able to contain my excitement. Those special moments between us were some of my favorite memories, still to this day. I hope one day I can be as amazing a grandmother as she was to me, but those are some pretty big shoes to fill! I cannot express how grateful I am for everything: the Pizza Hut visits, the sweetest sweet tea, and all the Bingo games you used to bring me to. Mom-Mom Betty, I love and miss you!

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