Elizabeth ‘Betty’Savage

Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Savage (nee Biever) of Port Washington passed peacefully into the Lord’s arms on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. She was 95.

Betty was born in Port Washington to her parents Matilda “Cherry” and Joseph H. Biever. She was an only child.

Betty was a lifelong resident of Port Washington. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Port Washington High School. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., and then taught English at Port Washington High School from 1945 to 1950 along with putting on the high school plays.

In 1950, Betty married Dr. George F. Savage at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. They had two children, George and Mary. They were married for 53 years before Dr. Savage passed away in 2003.

Betty was an active resident of Port Washington, collaborating with other Port residents to start the Port Washington Historical Society and the Judge Eghart House Museum. She was an avid reader, enjoyed English literature and was a cross-word puzzle expert.

Betty is survived by her son George Savage (Carola) of Green Bay; her daughter Mary Grady (Raymond) of Dyer, Ind.; her granddaughters Kathryn Colfer (John) and Lindy Suster; her grandson Kevin O’Brien (Alejandra); and her two great granddaughters, Charlotte Colfer and Lucia O’Brien.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 451 N. Johnson St., Port Washington. Father Patrick Wendt was the celebrant.

Memorials to the Judge Eghart House, P.O. Box 87, Port Washington, WI 53074, are appreciated.

 Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, Port Washington, Wis., assisted the family.
    Information and condolences are available at www.poolefh.com or (262) 284-4431.



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