Elizabeth Flanigan


Nov. 4, 1938 – Aug. 25, 2020

TORRINGTON – Grave side services for Elizabeth “Betty” Flanigan, 81, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at the Valley View Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Eaton officiating. 

Betty died Aug. 25, 2020, at Goshen Healthcare Community. 

Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Betty was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Orange County, Calif., the daughter of Arie and Artie (Penderstelt) Byker. She grew up in California, graduating high school in San Jacinto. 

She worked as a nanny, then married John Flanigan on June 26, 1960. They lived in various places across the country before moving to Torrington in 1982. 

She worked as a soda jerk at Woolworth’s and as a teller in several banks. She went to work at Holly Sugar in the lab and retired there in 1989.

Betty enjoyed crocheting, gardening and collected antiques.

Betty is survived by her son, Arthur (Tracy) Flanigan of Puyallup, Wash.; her daughter, Amy (Tom) Doty of Lexington, Neb.; sisters Johanna Glass, Grace Thorpe and Mary Roberts; brothers Gary Byker, John Byker and Roy Byker; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; two sisters, Grace Byker and Hilda Thompson; two brothers, Casey Byker and Art Byker; and one grandson.

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