Obituary: Betsy J. Abookire


Betsy J. (Pierce) Abookire, 58, Carmel, formerly of Maple Grove, Minn., died May 23 at St.Vincent Hospital Indianapolis.

Betsy was survived by her loving husband, Philip Abookire.

She was born in Saint Paul, Minn., Jan. 17, 1958, to Robert Pierce and Gayle (Weiss) Pierce.

Betsy was an administrator at Burnett and Associates and an active member of Grace Church. She was also a volunteer for Safe Families, Paws & Think and participated with Indy SurviveOars.

Her family was truly the focal point of her life. In addition to her mother, Gayle, she is survived by her children, P. Scott Abookire and Sophia J. Abookire. Betsy was the dear sister of David (Sherry) Pierce, Susan (Jack) Pierce, and Robert (Mitzi) Pierce. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Betsy was preceded in death by her father, Robert, and survived by his wife, Diane Pierce.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions be made to Grace Church, 5504 E. 146th St., Noblesville, IN 46062.