Betty Jean Dwelle • March 13, 2022

On Sunday, March 13, 2022, Betty Jean Dwelle traded her earthly residence for her home in Heaven, surrounded by her three loving children. The firstborn child of Huston and Angeline “Dolly” Miller, Betty was born on June 15, 1934, in Pensacola, Florida. She met a very handsome young man named Charles Dwelle Jr. and married him on April 3, 1948. To their union three children were born, David, Dianne and Robin. Although she was married and began a family, she also dreamed of working and creating beauty outside of her own home. There is a phrase “Girls with Dreams Become Women with Vision” and Betty truly exemplified that statement. Betty began her retail career at Gayfers, a department store in Town and Country Plaza, when her youngest child was two years old. Her hard work and dedication to the fashion industry resulted being promoted to Merchandise

Buyer for multiple departments. Betty’s career in retail allowed her to travel, and she loved working in the field of fashion merchandise.
Betty retired after 36 years, but that certainly did not mean she was idle. She channeled her creative talents into various forms of artwork, including ceramics, pottery, acrylic and watercolor paintings, and even lawn ornaments for her beautifully landscaped gardens. Betty enjoyed spending time volunteering at church, and most of all, cooking and baking for her family and friends. Sunday dinners were a tradition at the Dwelle household, and the main ingredient in her desserts was love for her family.

Betty was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Charles Dwelle, sister Geraldine Guerin, granddaughter Lori Weekley Dwelle, grandson, Christopher Silvas, and great-grandson, Joseph Hoffman. She is survived by her children, Charles “David” Dwelle (Beanie), Virginia “Dianne” Dwelle Silvas (Joe), and Robin Keith Dwelle (Jackie), her brother, Jerry Miller (Barbara); grandchildren, Tara Hoffman (Andy), Jennifer Silvas, Brian Silvas (Honey), Stacey Briggs (Andy), Scott Dwelle, Jared Dwelle and Nicholas Dwelle; eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Mrs. Betty Jean Dwelle will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., at Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, Florida 32526. Funeral Services will immediately follow Visitation, beginning at 2:00 p.m., with interment at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests donations be made in Betty’s memory to Emerald Coast Hospice, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Grieve not…
nor speak of me with tears…
but laugh and talk of me…
as though I were beside you.
I loved you so,
‘twas Heaven here with you.


The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/iPhone):

Webcast will not be available till 5 minutes before the service.

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If you have any questions, please contact Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 850-944-0355.


  1. Betty Arrant says:

    Betty was my sister, Lil Craig’s best friend. Can’t imagine the reunion that must be taking place in Heaven. Lots of love between these two gals. A comfort to know that neither of them is experiencing the sufferings they both had on earth. Two Beautiful Gals!!

  2. Michael Newman says:

    I praying for you, Dianne , David, and Robin! I am so sorry for your loss! Your mother was such a wonderful lady! I have many wonderful memories of playing at your house. I remember your mother taking me to church with y’all and her helping me and Holly find a Christmas present for My mother. I remember your mother’s great laugh- and always being impeccably dressed as Gayfers buyer! I will miss her , too! Blessings and hugs. Mike Newmanm

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