Betty Jane <I>Haley</I> Cain

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Betty Jane Haley Cain

  • Birth 24 Dec 1921 Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 2012 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 87247903

Betty Jane was the middle of three children born to Betty (Helvey) and James Hyland Haley of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

She completed her formal education through the Sewickley School system, and this is where she met her future husband, Jack Cain. They were married on June 5, 1941, and from this marriage were born three children, Sandra Lee, Jack Robert and Larry Lee Cain.

Her husband, Jack, was stationed in San Diego, California while he was in the Navy during World War II, and after the War they remained there for the remainder of their lives.

Their younger son Larry developed polio at the age of six, and Betty and Jack devoted much of their time caring for him until his death in 1996.

Betty was well thought of by her neighbors and church family. Surviving her are three grandchildren, Mark, Sheri and Lindsey, six great grandchildren and two nieces, Maureen and Holly.

Obituary taken from the Sewickley Herald, Sewickley, PA, April 5, 2012. p. 30

Betty J. Cain

Betty Jane Haley Cain, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in San Diego, Calif., at the age of 90, from complications from a longtime battle with Alzheimer's. She was the daughter of James and Betty Helvey Haley of Sewickley. Her mother trained and practiced nursing at Sewickley Hospital and her grandfather, George Haley, owned and operated a restaurant in Sewickley for many years and was always known as "Pop" Haley. Betty was educated through the Sewickley School System and met and married her high school sweetheart, Jack H. Cain. After they were married in 1941, they moved to San Diego, where Jack was stationed in the Navy during World War II. After his discharge, they decided to remain there and make their home. They had three children, Sandra Lee, Jack Robert and Larry Lee, all preceding her in death. Her husband, Jack, passed away in 1993. Her two brothers, George and Robert Haley, both born in Sewickley, eventually made their homes in California as well, also preceded her in death. She is survived by three grandchildren, Mark Cain, of Meza, Ariz., Sheri Villanueva, of San Diego, Calif., and Lindsey Wood, of Boise, Idaho; six great-grandchildren; and two nieces. She will be remembered fondly for her warmth and kindness to her family, neighbors and church family. Her interment was in Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, Calif.

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  • Created by: Judy Cain Bowser
  • Added: 23 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87247903
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Jane Haley Cain (24 Dec 1921–27 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87247903, citing Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Judy Cain Bowser (contributor 47093208) .