Betty Lee Mueller
MUELLER, Betty Lee – It is with sadness that the family of Betty Lee Mueller announces the death of their mother on Monday, November 2, 2020, at the age of 95. Betty had a rich and varied life. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., she attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, majoring in voice. After spending years with her husband, the late Rev. Robert Mueller, undertaking community development work in India; serving churches in Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois; and supporting the civil-rights movement in Chicago, she again studied voice under leading professionals in Chicago, and subsequently performed in the Lyric Opera of Chicago and at select dinner venues which featured operatic offerings.
She also found her calling serving as Activities Director at a large retirement community in Chicago and later at Alderwood Residential Facility in Baddeck, Cape Breton. Operating under her new motto "Bloom Where You Are Planted", Betty left the city behind with Robert and settled in their beloved Orangedale, where Robert served as Minister of the River and Lakeside Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada. In Cape Breton she enjoyed many additional pleasures of her life: gardening, baking, crafting and more
Betty is survived by three of her children, Christine, Eric, Patricia; sister, Marjorie; brother, William; three grandchildren; and other beloved family members. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; son, Gary; brothers, Donald, James.
Betty’s body has been cremated. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 11, from 4-8 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 12 at 2 p.m. in River Denys United Church, with interment to follow in Malagawatch Cemetery.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com