Elizabeth Jean McGlone lost a valiant battle with cancer on May 22, 2021. Betty (as she was known to all) was born to Ben and Elizabeth Thaxton on October 13, 1930, in Clayton, New Mexico. Her parents and 3 siblings survived the dust bowl, the Great Depression and WW2, moving many times while her father taught school and became the Superintendent of schools in western NM. Betty was an absolute tomboy, played in a jazz band and studied hard. In the early 50's, while working in El Paso, TX, she accepted an invitation from friends to go to the Fort Bliss Officer's Club for cocktails and dinner. There she met the dashing Irish Catholic Lieutenant, John (Jack) McGlone, fell in love and married him on July 17, 1954. Together they traveled the world and Betty became the perfect example of the storied Army wife. She painted what her family feels are absolute masterpieces; tailored suits and made curtains; played golf quite well; volunteered on behalf of and mentored young soldiers and their wives; entertained while developing gourmet cooking skills; had a quick wit and dry sense of humor; loved her family beyond measure; and was generally known for her kindness and graciousness.\nBetty is survived by her daughter, Betsy Garrett and son-in-law Tom of Seabrook, granddaughters Tracy Sears (Jeff) of Huntsville, AL, and Meggin Grobmyer (Andy) and grandson Matthew Garrett (Legh) of Nashville, TN. Betty was dubbed "GG" by great grandchildren Zachary Sears (Emily) of Denver, CO, Henry Sears of Huntsville, AL, and William Grobmyer, Margaret Grobmyer, Eloise Garrett and Gus Garrett all of Nashville, TN.\nOne of the biggest gifts this wonderful woman left behind was the introduction to some of the most magnificent, kind-hearted and loving caregivers. Forever part of our family will be Katelyn Der of Crescent Hospice, Annette Story from First Light Home Care and Kathleen Wiley, Cora Wiley, Vera Holmes, and Alma Millhouse-Buskey from Caring Hearts Nursing Service. Thank you, ladies, for wrapping your arms around us and for loving our GG.\nAnd to the dear Deacon Michael Beeler from Saint Peter's Catholic Church, our doctor, Clark Trask, and everyone at Anderson Funeral Home many, many thanks for coming often, for sharing your wisdom and guidance with us and for all your gentleness. You made the days more bearable for each of us.\nBetty requests there be no tears or grieving. Instead, she would love for you to toast her with a vodka martini holding a lemon twist. And in lieu of flowers, she asked that you please donate to the charity of your choice.\nThe family will greet friends 20 minutes prior to Mass. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12:30pm in St. Peter's Historic Church, with burial to follow in Beaufort National Cemetery.