In Loving Memory

Colleen Marie Bettilyon

September 13, 1950 - September 24, 2019


Colleen Marie Bettilyon, 69, a native of Pittsburg, PA and a resident of Excel, AL, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Colleen was a dedicated volunteer in her community with a passion for rescuing animals and helping anyone in need.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Bettilyon.  Colleen is survived by her children, Bill (Erika) Bettilyon of Excel, AL and Ken (Jesse Horne) Bettilyon of Superior, MT;  grandson, Benjamin Bettilyon; sister, Peggy Brazell; and her beloved dog, Star Elizabeth Bettilyon, who has now moved to her new home in St. Augustine, FL.

No service has been planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local animal shelter in her memory.

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  1. Dot Engel

    I was so very sorry to hear of Colleens passing.Her suffering is finally over.My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.Let all the good memories get you all thru this sad time in your life.Dot Engel

  2. Lois Padgett

    Colleen always said “yes” when asked to help no matter what the event — Strutt Your Mutt, dog wash, yard sale, cleaning the shelter, fostering kittens. I remember the holiday-themed cookies and cupcakes she made for Ben and his school class. Ben was her pride and joy. She is missed.


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