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Johnston, Betty Davis (Mahanay)


Johnston, Betty Davis of Richardson, Texas passed away on May 27, 2021 at the age of 89. Betty Louise Mahanay was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1932. She was a popular student at Alvarado High where she played basketball, sang with the choral group, and acted in the drama club. While working in the town drugstore, she met and later married Floyd E. Davis Jr. and had four children. Betty was a working mom and in later years started a property management company in Dallas. She went on to work in collections for a law firm in Colorado Springs, CO with her then husband George Johnston. They settled in the small mountain town of Woodland Park with a prominent view of Pikes Peak. She and George made extensive trips in their RV and participated weekly in a bowling league. Betty enjoyed the snow, but mostly by gazing at it from a warm chair. She never turned down chocolate in any form and made her Christmas fudge every year for the family. After George’s passing, Betty moved back to Texas and rejoined her family there. As her health declined, she transitioned into long term care in Richardson, Texas. She was a favorite with her caregivers, who remember her smiling face and positive attitude.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Delva Mahanay, sister Lucille, brothers Earl and Harold, husbands Floyd E. Davis Jr. and George Johnston. Her daughter Cynthia Anderson passed in 2014.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Davis (Carole Walden), Robert Davis, and Stephen Davis (Juanita Rice), her sister Patsy Tipton (Charles), grandchildren Alan Anderson (Kim), Erin Anderson, and her son-in-law Doug Anderson.

Betty was dearly loved and will live always in our cherished memories.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the charity of your choice.

4 Thoughts on Johnston, Betty Davis (Mahanay)
    Amy Goudar
    13 Oct 2022

    Dear Mark- I am so sorry for this terrible loss. A donation was made to the Johnson County YMCA in your mother’s honour.

    Alba Ziane
    13 Oct 2022

    I am sorry about your loss Stephen and Juanita, and my deepest condolences to your family.

    Anne LaFleur
    13 Oct 2022

    Dear Stephen, Juanita and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My heart and deepest condolences to you.

    Lynette Walden
    13 Oct 2022

    Sending my deepest condolences Mark, Stephen, and Robert, So sorry for your loss

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Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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