Betsey Florence Jaseph Grimm

Published in The Capital Gazette on Oct. 27, 2019
Betsey Grimm
1925 - 2019

Betsey Florence Grimm passed away on October
20, 2019 at the age of 94.

Betsey, daughter of Rosalie and Walter Jaseph
and a sibling to Ruth and Harold, was born on
May 9, 1925, in Milford Massachusetts and
raised in Warwick, Rhode Island.

At the age of 9 she and her family moved to
Washington, DC where Betsey attended and
graduated from
Anacostia High School (1945).
After high school, Betsey attended Strayer Business School and worked at
Georgetown University Hospital, managing the blood bank.

On August 28, 1948 Betsey married the love of her life, Clyde Grimm.

Clyde preceded her in death in May 2018, after 69 years of marriage.

She was most proud of her family and her home. She spent a lifetime making sure
her home was always ready for whomever visited and tending to her husband, sons,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She knew she was a child of God and felt
that placing the Lord in charge, in all things, was how she made it through each day.
In her early married life, Betsey was deeply involved in her sons' schools and
activities. She loved to garden and won many awards for its beauty. She could make
a silk purse out of a sow's ear, loved to decorate her home and was often sought by
others for her decorating prowess. Active in the community and church, Betsey was
a lifetime partner in all of Clyde's work and interests.

Most recently, Betsey lived at Brightview Senior Living where, in a short year, she
made many friends and was known as the life of the party. She was instrumental in
helping others adjust to their new surroundings and spent time encouraging new
residents to become involved in the activities.

She will be deeply missed by her sons Richard Clyde Grimm, his wife Linda, and
David Edward Grimm and his wife Sally. Her grandchildren Daniel Grimm and his
wife Emily, Patrick Grimm and his wife Gretchen, Matthew Grimm and his wife
Sammie Jo, Tara and Emily, had the pleasure of loving their grandmother, who they
affectionately called Ninnie, longer than most grandchildren. Betsey had the pleasure
of seeing them through many of their milestones. Her great-grandchildren, Amelia,
Gates, Henry and Carson, brought her boundless joy.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm at First
Baptist Church of Crofton, 1690 Crofton Pkwy., Crofton, MD, where a funeral service
will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 11am.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Betsey's life can be made to Hospice of the
Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122.

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