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Betty Marie Schade

03/03/1940 - 03/31/2023
Service Date: 04/15/2023
Service Time: 9:30am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1005 N Voyager Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Visitation Date: 04/15/2023
Visitation Time: 9:00am -9:30am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1005 N Voyager Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Interment: 04/15/2023 at 12:00pm at the City of Mesa Cemetery

Betty Schade, born in Gallatin, Missouri, daughter of Clem and Evah Dilley, departed this life on March 31, 2023. Betty was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother, and friend, and she has left behind a legacy of kindness, and so many memories of her laughter and beautiful smiles. Betty has gone to be reunited with her husband, Herald Schade, whom she yearned to be with and whose company she now has the privilege of enjoying. Betty was beloved by all those who knew her. She touched so many lives with her tender heart, sense of humor, and willingness to give anything to help her family and friends in any way. She loved them all dearly. Betty frequently told stories of her upbringing on a farm, tales of her chickens, her mother and siblings, and her pet racoon. Her family and siblings always held a prominent place in her heart. Betty had a way of making all feel a part of her family, and in the words of a dear friend, mom “was one of the most beautiful people God put on this earth” as a parent to so many.

Having moved to Phoenix as a young lady, Betty met and was befriended by a circle of friends who would ever be by her side throughout her life and to the very end. Betty was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she met her husband and enjoyed a full life with him, becoming the parents of two children and 5 grandchildren, who all mean the world and the eternities to her. Betty was always kind and went out of her way to love and support her children and grandchildren. She loved them all dearly and there was nothing more precious to her than them. Betty’s whole life revolved around family and friends, and she touched the hearts of so many. Her friends would often find her joking and she had a knack for making people smile. It is hard to describe how much love she expressed and gave to all with whom she came in contact. She loved people and always seemed to be comfortable around others and made them feel welcome and befriended around her. Betty will truly be missed as we are left without her loving smile, laughter, and humorous interactions, but she has been reunited with her love, something she so desperately yearned for. Most of all we will miss all the love she bestowed on us and the simple pleasures of her companionship. Thank you, mom, for your gentleness, loving kindness, and for always making us feel loved. We will truly miss you until we meet again. Until that time, we will do all we can to remember you through the kindness we extend to others, just as you always did.



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Beautiful tribute to your wonderful mother and our dear friend. Blessings on you and your family for your great care of your parents.

  • Anne Hawkins Welsh

    I know Betty has a dear friend, sister, in the gospel, and Neighbor. Betty’s smile and love for others were wonderful to behold. We will miss Harold and Betty greatly. However, we also know there is a plan of salvation that leads to eternal life.

  • Other Mom. She claimed people and loved them generously. As boys we earned the occasional scolding, but her smile never strayed far from her lips and she never could stay mad. It wasn’t her nature.

  • Jan and Garry Cowling

    Betty and Herald were our friends and neighbors for over twenty years!! We loved them dearly!! So glad they are together in heaven!!

  • Betty was a sweet lady. So kind and giving. It was always so fun to visit the Schade family! Betty always had something delicious to eat and would fuss over you. She was the surrogate mom to so many missionaries over the years. She will be missed!

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