Elizabeth Hazel Markovich

May 17, 1937 - February 25, 2013
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Elizabeth “Betty” Hazel Markovich passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born May 17, 1937 in Galveston and was a lifelong resident of the island. Betty was of the Serbian Orthodox faith and was a member of Saints Constantine and Helen Serbian Orthodox Church. She retired from Southwestern Bell with 37 years of service, where she was a very dedicated and appreciated employee throughout her career. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and friends but her most cherished days were those spent with the two loves of her life, her grandchildren, with whom she enjoyed reading and playing games. Betty was a very loving person and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her father, Smith Hartley, Sr.; mother, Nora Hartley; and brother, Smith Hartley, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Marko Markovich, Sr.; daughter, Melanie Markovich; sons, Marko Markovich, Jr. and wife, Tina; and Michael Markovich and wife, Michelle, and sons John and Vincent Mangogna; sisters, Sue Willis and husband, Alfred; and Faye Trevino and husband, Jose; sister-in-law, Ernestine Hartley; brothers, JC Hartley and wife, Carol; and Harry Hartley and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Makenzie Markovich and Marko Markovich, III; best friends, Dolores Rubio and Rita Quinn; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Betty’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, February 28th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A Pomen service will begin at 6:30 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, March 1st, at Saints Constantine and Helen Serbian Orthodox Church with Father Serge Veselinovich officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Serbian Orthodox Cemetery in Galveston.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Mullins, Raymond Rubio, Rod Whitehurst, Taylor Whitehurst, Juan Trevino, Andrew Willis, and Seth Willis.

Honorary pallbearers will be JC Hartley, Harry Hartley, Dylan Whitehurst, Jose Trevino, and Alfred Willis.

Betty’s family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Rose Henry, Sue Willis, Faye Trevino, and the Hospice Care Team, Inc. for the loving care they provided for Betty during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Serbian Orthodox Church, 4109 Avenue L, Galveston, TX 77550.

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Born: May 17, 1937
Died: February 25, 2013

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Joan Roberts posted on 11/30/-1

I am so sorry for your loss. Betty and I were good friends from high school. I will have your family on my prayer list. God Bless You!


Allison Baker posted on 11/30/-1

I will always think of Betty as a woman with love and kindness in her heart. The fun conversations we used to have with my grandmother, Elenor Kovacevich, are memories that I will hold on to for the rest of my life. It is a wonderful thing that we all were brought together through the Lord. Memory Eternal, Allison


Linda Giamalva posted on 11/30/-1

I will miss Mrs. Markovich. She made me laugh so many times. I was always happy when I came in the morning and found out she was my patient. We all loved her and enjoyed taking care of her. Will always remember her in her silky pj's! Melanie, my prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you.


bena willoughby posted on 11/30/-1

So Sorry.


Jackie Overmyer posted on 11/30/-1

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Eva Cavazos posted on 11/30/-1

Our family sends their expression of sympathy at the loss of your wife and mother. May you receive comfort from the happiness and love that she felt from all of you.


Jason & Trish Franklin posted on 11/30/-1

Very sorry for you loss, your family is in our prayers! May the lord keep & hold you in this time of mourning. Jason & Trish Franklin


Tammy Piazza posted on 11/30/-1

Mike & Michelle, Marko & Tina, and Melanie....words can not express the sympathy that I feel for you all. Try to remember all the good times, the joy, the laughter, the love, especially the love that your Mother showed to each of you in some way or another. You all now have your own special angel up in Heaven. She is no longer in pain, but is pure joy and happiness. Love to you all!