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Betty Valma Kellett

Betty Valma Kellett

24th December 1930 - 30th January 2023


Dearly loved wife of Rob (dec).  Much loved mother of Alan and Jan, mother in law to Jan and Colin.

Adored Gran to Matthew and Laura, Michelle and Jeremy, Yvonne and Marcus, Jenelle and Ed, Daniel and Nicole, Lauren and Ben. 

Great grandmother of Eliza, Erica, Evelynne, Claudia, Isaiah, Ariana, Javier, Sadie, Harry, Molly and Jude.

Forever in our hearts.


A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held in the Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals,

12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine on Thursday 2nd March commencing at 11.00am.


A private cremation has been held for Betty.

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19 responses to “Betty Valma Kellett”

  1. Jan Myers says:

    Mum it has been over a week since you left us, and I still go to ring you each day.
    Although your daily struggles had become too much for you, it is still horrid to contemplate life without you.
    A mother’s love is unconditional and you certainly showered us with unconditional love.
    I thank you for all the happy memories we made together.
    R.I.P. Mum, and may your spirit fly with dads up in the high country you loved so much.
    Jan 💐💕

  2. Angela Manning says:

    Such fond memories of Betty.
    Always a terrific conversationalist and a wicked sense of humour.
    Sending much love to Al, Jan and all the family at this very sad time.
    – Angela Manning

  3. Lynne Jolly says:

    I enjoyed visits to Betty in a work capacity whilst Robert was still at home.
    She was a stoic, quiet achiever with a great sense of humour, who was always appreciative and lovely to work with.
    Will always particularly remember that one late night we had together!
    Rest in Peace Betty.
    – Lynne Jolly

  4. Daniel Myers says:

    Dear Gran / Great Gran,
    You were one of a kind! Thanks for all of the unconditional love you gave your entire family. A more kind-hearted person you could never meet…
    You gave us so many great childhood memories such as trips to the pool, hot springs, the Butterfly House Cafe, card games and watching old recorded videos.
    I will never forget all of the effort you made for me when we watched the AFL Grand Final together decking out your lounge room and cooking up footy food to make me feel like I was at the game.
    I will miss visiting you, our regular phone calls, giant hugs, eating all of your dried apricots and our “surprises” for dessert.
    I hope you are enjoying your next adventure with Pa by your side.
    Lots of love from Dan, Nicole and Jude xoxo

  5. Virginia Harkin says:

    Dear Alan and Jan and families – our sympathy on Betty’s passing.
    A wonderful, funny, patient and caring person – always thinking of others and how to help them.
    Best regards Virginia and Michael

  6. Jan Steen says:

    I have fond memories of Betty as an active member of our Carer Support Group.
    A bright, intelligent woman whose company I thoroughly enjoyed.
    Condolences to your family.
    R.I.P. Betty
    Jan Steen

  7. Jenelle Holbrook says:

    Thank you for making so many memories for us Gran – birthdays, Christmas, holidays in the caravan, bushwalks, riding bikes in laps around your garden and driveway – even breakfasts at your house were memorable. I’ll continue to look forward to Chinese food and magnums on Christmas eve and will think of you.
    You are still so loved and we will miss you.
    Jenelle Holbrook

  8. Colin Myers says:

    You have been part of every year of my adult life.
    I have so much to thank you for.
    You were a revered matriarch of a family that you loved so generously.
    Always putting others before yourself and making sure that those around you were always thought of, cared for and loved.
    I am eternally grateful to you for bringing my wife Jan into this world, and for raising her to be the wonderful woman that I love and adore each day.
    From this love I am now blessed with three beautiful children of my own. Thank you for making this possible.
    As a loving Gran, you were a shining example of love and kindness, always making time to dote on them all. I know they will forever cherish the memories you shared together. More recently you enjoyed the precious gift of great grandchildren. How wonderful.
    I can’t imagine we will ever eat another Chinese meal, shuffle a deck of cards or heartily devour an ice cream or peppermint chocolate, without thinking of you?
    I am forever grateful for the much-needed care and love you generously provided to me while I was experiencing a serious health issue early in my married life. Your unwavering compassion and support helped me get through this difficult period and is not forgotten.
    While it is difficult to say goodbye to someone so dear, I find comfort in knowing that you lived a long, fulfilling life, caring for others and making a positive impact on so many people, particularly my family.
    Your memory will live on through the many lives you touched with your kindness, compassion, and most importantly, unconditional love.
    Rest in peace Betty.
    – Colin

  9. Alan Kellett says:

    Mum, it’s hard to accept never seeing those hazel eyes of yours dancing with delight at the sight at the sight of your grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Your love and support was unconditional. Christmas fruit cakes will be sadly missed.
    Rest In Peace Mum.

  10. Lauren myers says:

    Thank you for being the best gran anyone could ever wish for!
    I will always cherish the memories of coming to visit you and Pa in Castlemaine, going on picnics, hearing all your stories about your travels, hiding in your pantry, playing cards with you and laughing at your ridiculous stockpiles of toilet paper (you were clearly ahead of the times).
    I have always been in awe of the endless amounts of love, kindness, generosity and humour that you shared with everyone around you.
    You were the best role model that I will forever look up to.
    I was so lucky to call you my gran and I will miss you dearly.
    Rest in peace.
    Lauren xoxoxo

  11. Matthew Kellett says:

    The thought that your gone is still so surreal be we will forever cherish the memories we shared.
    Our girls adored you and your love and generosity was never unnoticed.
    You always made us laugh with your funny dry jokes and we will never forget the cheeky smile and gleam in your eyes as you were telling them.
    Forever in our hearts,
    Matthew & Family

  12. Jan Kellett says:

    To me you were my friend and my mother In-law … someone to pop in and have a cuppa, a chocolate biscuit and a chat at any time.
    Always generous kind and helpful. Full of funny jokes; but also a great lady, with good values and so much love for her family.
    Missing you so much already Betty.
    You will be greatly missed.

  13. Mal Butler and Aileen Campbell says:

    To a wonderful lady Betty who will be sorely missed.
    We will miss the times we spent talking about your adventures and telling jokes.
    What a remarkable sense of humour. Always thinking of others.
    We will miss the close friendship we had.
    With love to Alan, Jan and family.
    Kind regards
    Malcolm and Aileen 😍

  14. Michelle Kellett says:

    It’s so hard to accept that I will never get to hear your voice again or have another laugh with you.
    You were a wonderful Gran, so loving, generous and kind. You had the best sense of humour and always made me laugh.
    I cherish the childhood memories of picnics & bush walks with you and Pa, riding the three wheeler bike around your backyard
    and later memories of long chats, lunch dates and card games with you.
    You are already missed dearly and will be forever in my heart.
    Michelle xx

  15. Christyn Passalaqua says:

    It has taken me a while to write as your passing was sudden and I was coming in to work on night shift to show you another picture of my grandson.
    Our many late-night chats ended up being not just company for you but special for both of us!
    Your love of reading, hot milk, black tea, chocolate (especially our mutual love for Daim Chocolate) and the odd biscuit and especially a hug good night became our routine.
    I respected how you remained true, determined and steadfast and had a good laugh with the right cartoon in the paper.
    I know I was your nurse, but I was also your friend, and I will always remember you fondly.
    I’ll try and grow an Orchid for you!
    – Christyn

  16. Jenny Williams says:

    Betty, you will be forever in my heart and memory.
    I have fond recollections of learning how to play 500 at your dining table in Charles St. and camping in your caravan at Bright.
    Betty, your travels were an inspiration; you lived and full and happy life.
    – Jenny

  17. Sylvia Simmons says:

    Sympathy to all the family on the loss of dear Betty.
    It was a pleasure to cut Betty’s hair for many years and I always enjoyed our talks.
    Remembering a lovely lady with sparkling eyes and a kind smile.

  18. Norma Ewing says:

    Betty, what can I say… I will not follow the footy this year, that’s for sure.
    What a legendary year the Demons had, a pleasure to have shared that with you.
    Your love of family, allowing your kids to develop memories with their grandparents, and reaping the absolute joy of being that grandparent for yours. Yes, of course I shared some Werther’s Original with my grandkids in honour of a beautiful soul now at rest with the love of her life.
    I will miss your everything, a nurse, a parent, a friend, a grandparent, a role model and then some, my life is blessed for having had you in it.
    Rest In Peace beautiful lady, my thoughts are with your family and friends at this sad time.
    Norma Ewing

  19. Ray Pattle says:

    Dear Alan, Jan & Families
    My late Mother in Law Lorna Evans, was a very close friend of Betty during WW2 and for many, many years later.
    I never tired of the tales about how as members of the Power House Women’s Auxialliary they would entertain Australian & International servicemen that found themselves on leave in Melbourne with nothing to do. Ladies like Betty & Lorna would make their otherwise idle time more enjoyable by darning their socks, writing letters home or acting as dance partners etc. at the Power House clubrooms on Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake. Lorna kept a wonderful scrap book of newspaper cuttings covering those times. In her latter years Lorna was to leave her Caulfield home live in Castlemaine close by, prior to being cared for by my wife Lynne (Lorna’s daughter) at Guildford.
    Sadly, Betty and Lorna were never to realise that they were living their sunset years so close to one another. When Lorna passed away her daughter Lynne joined a local Carers Group only to find a fellow member named Betty Kellet. The connection was made and Lynne was always keeping in touch with Betty on the telephone or at Carers Group gatherings. Following Lynne’s passing in 2020, Betty and I continued the telephone contact until some 12 months ago.
    I was saddened to only learn of Betty’s passing two days after her funeral Service.
    Betty was such a lovely lady and such a memorable and beautiful part of Lorna & Lynne’s life.
    On their behalf, I thank you for those good times and pass on our sympathy to her family & friends.
    Ray Pattle

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Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals
12 Campbell Street

2nd March 2023 at 11:00 AM

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