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Jane Gurley

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Mrs. Betty was such a sweet lady.


Wanda Arnold

To Betty's family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Betty well from our Fernandina High School days I always admired her. She was lovely and a kind person to those around her.

Gene Giddens

Classmates of the Class of 57 are heart-broken to hear about the loss of Betty. She was a vivacious, beautiful, charming, witty, and wonderful member of our class. She was chosen as Cheerleading Captain for our Varsity Football Team and win or lose, we can still visualize her blond hair blowing in the wind, wearing her white sweater, blue skirt, and cheering the team on. Betty was the best of the best and we all loved her dearly. God has selected a special angel to look down on us. On behalf of the Class, a donation in Betty's name will be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital. We will always remember Betty as a Class favorite. Rest in peace lovely lady.

Betty Cosson Montroy


We mourn the loss of Betty Cosson Montroy, 85, of Fernandina Beach, who passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at her son’s home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in DeFuniak Springs, FL, Betty was one of three girls born to the late Walter McKinley and Erie Balkom Cosson.

Betty moved to Fernandina Beach as a child when her father took a job at ITT Rayonier. She graduated from Fernandina Beach High School class of 1957 and lived here until moving to the Atlanta area in 1979 with her husband. She worked as a Contract Administrator for the Oracle Company until her retirement in 2000.

In 2019 she and her late husband moved back to her childhood home of Fernandina Beach. Betty was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission and in her free time enjoyed playing bridge and always looked forward to every Friday when she and her friends would meet and eat lunch.

Mrs. Montroy was predeceased by her husband, Daniel D. Montroy in 2020; her son, Robert M. Smith in 2016 and her siblings, Willie Rae Cosson in 1945 and Mary Nell Cosson in 2004.

She leaves behind her son, John Lewis “Bo” Smith, III and his wife, Brenda; her step children, Dana M. Ray, Teresa Montroy and Chris Montroy; her grandchildren, Justin Smith, Suzanne(Matt) Martino, Dell (Shawn) Castleberry, Alderson Evans and Chrissy (David) Woodward as well as several great grandchildren.
Mrs. Montroy will be laid to rest with her son and husband at Bosque Bello Cemetery as part of a graveside funeral service on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Slawomir Bielasiewicz officiating.


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