On December 29, 2021, Bettyann Baumgartner, age 85, formerly of Goodyear, Arizona, was called home to be with the Lord.
Bettyann was born on February 12, 1936 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Alexander Nagy and Elizabeth Farkas Nagy, both deceased. She graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1954.
Bettyann was married on November 22, 1958 to Leon Baumgartner at St. Peter’s Catholic the Apostle Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. After moving to Texas, she attended night classes for college. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Laredo State University.
She worked for Johnson & Johnson in the Specification Department, was then transferred to Sherman, Texas where she worked in the Bacteriology Lab and an Analytical Lab. She was then transferred to Laredo, Texas where she worked in a twin plant operation. In 1982, she was transferred to El Paso, Texas where she continued work in twin plant operations. Bettyann oversaw the introduction of new hospital packs, gowns and head covers. She retired in 1994 as a Vice President in the Surgikos Division of Johnson & Johnson, however, with her drive she continued to consult for a few years thereafter.
Leon and Bettyann moved to PebbleCreek in March 1998 to a spacious house on Eagle’s Nest side and then moved to the Tuscany side in 2003.
Bettyann was active in both the “9” and “18” Hole Women’s Golf Groups until she fell in 2016 and had to give up playing in league golf. In 2015, she was asked to take over the Treasurer’s Job for the newly organized PebbleCreek Putter’s Club. She was also President of the Putter’s Club from 2016-2018.
She was a devout member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church family and worked for a few years in the Church Gift Shop.
She is survived by her niece Crystal Nagy Kashinsky and her husband Robert “Kash” Kashinsky. She is predeceased by her husband of 55 years Leon Baumgartner, her parents Alexander George Nagy and Elizabeth Farkas Nagy and her beloved brother Alexander Frank Nagy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, Kidney Foundation and the American Heart Association.
Services were held at Thompson Funeral Chapel, Goodyear, Arizona on January 5th. Immediately following was a mass of Catholic rite at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Avondale, Arizona. Bettyann was very loving ad was very loved. She will be missed sorely yet remembered fondly. God Bless.