Betty DivelBetty Jean Divel
August 13, 1941 – November 14, 2018

Betty Jean Divel, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed into her Lord and Savior’s arms on November 14, 2018.

Betty was born on August 13, 1941, in McFarland, Kansas to Glenn and Hazel Selvy. On October 14, 1961, she married her forever sweetheart, Gary Divel, in Independence, Kansas. Betty and Gary recently celebrated 57 years of marriage.

Betty’s faith and trust in God was at the center of her life and was evident to all who she came into contact with. She lived out that faith in all her actions and relationships and left a lasting legacy with her family and friends. Betty was a tremendous servant-leader who had an incredible heart for compassion, encouragement, and service to others. She enjoyed participating in and leading Bible studies of all sorts over the years including Bible Study Fellowship, and also enjoyed many other activities, crafts and projects with family and friends.

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”  – Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT

She is survived by her husband, Gary; her daughter, Marcy, and son-in-law, Jon; her son, Aaron; her grandchildren: McKenzie, Bryce, Trevor, Elise and Caleb; and her brother, Dean; along with many wonderful nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews in her extended family. She was preceded in death by her son, Lance; her parents; and her sister-in-law, Sara.

Our family wishes to express sincere thanks to all the outstanding care providers who supported and loved on Betty throughout her brave journey. To all the faithful friends and family, physicians, nurses, PA’s, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center personnel, and Pikes Peak Hospice workers – you have our eternal gratitude!

A memorial service will be held on November 24, at 1pm at Academy Christian Church, 1635 Old Ranch Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908. A short reception will be held after the service.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, Academy Christian Church Missions, or a charity of your choice.


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  1. My deepest sympathies to Betty’s family during this difficult time. I’ve said many times that I want to be like Betty when I grow up, & that’s because she resembled her Savior Jesus in so many ways while she lived among us. And now she is healthy & wholly in His presence. May the Lord comfort those who knew & loved her.

  2. She touched my life deeply with her faith and love. She was a wonderful lady.

  3. To Gary and all loved ones of Betty…….We just received word about Betty’s passing after her long, courageous battle. We are saddened by the news and reflect with thanksgiving that we were blessed to know her and experience her gracious, warm, and Christ-honoring presence…We stand by you at this time with our prayers for strength and consolation to you and all who loved her and mourn her passing.

    In Christ’s Love and Friendship, Dennis and Carol Aleson

  4. Dear Marcy and family, I am so sorry for your loss, Betty truly was a wonderful person and I loved being in BSF with her! It is sad but also such a joy to know she is with Jesus!!
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Maryellen

  5. Heaven received a true angel when Betty arrived. She was the most God loving, caring and giving lady we have ever known…we speak this from the heart! Words can not express the pleasure we had being a part of her life. Rest in peace, Betty Jean! Love, Lee and Vickie

  6. Dear family of friends of Betty,
    I mourn with you in your loss and I rejoice with you in your memories. Betty was a graceful beautiful lady inside and out. My life was brighter because of her. I look forward to seeing her again someday, my dear sister in Christ. Love, Toni Lake

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