Heaven received another beautiful angel on January 30, 2013. Betty Jean Pokita, 83, surrounded by her loving family in her home, peacefully entered the glorious gates of heaven, to be reunited with her loving husband Dennis, her parents Roy and Yarda, twin sister Evelyn and her brothers and sisters. She was born on September 17, 1929 in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Roy J. and Yarda (Sternquist) Davidson. Betty was Presbyterian by faith.
Betty married the love of her life, Dennis J. Pokita, Sr. on September 3, 1955, and they made their home in Monaca, PA. She enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of husband and sons, which were her life. She never missed a single event they were involved in through the years. Betty?s favorite past times were cooking, baking, babysitting her grandchildren, enjoying her front porch and was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan. She loved attending the many dance recitals, musicals, soccer games and graduations of Sarah Lynn and Zachary, who meant the world to her.
Betty will be forever cherished and always remembered by her loving children, Dennis and Susan Pokita, David Pokita and Jacob Pokita. She was lovingly known as ?Gram? to her grandchildren, Sarah Lynn and Zachary Pokita and was always so very proud of them. She will also be sadly missed by her beloved pet, Chloe, who spent many hours by her side.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Roy J. Jr., William, Robert, John, Charles and George Davidson, and two sisters, Edith Yoho and Helen Smith.
She is survived by her brother Donald and Benny Davidson, Chippewa Township, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Doug Rabe will officiate.
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Monaca.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to Monaca Recreation Board, c/o Susan Polce, Treasurer, 1517 Atlantic Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061.
The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Monica Farland for her compassionate care and Rachel Pirik, from Anova Home Health Care Services for her extraordinary loving care, and the many acts of kindness and prayers from family and friends throughout the past year.
Betty will always be remembered as a kind and loving person, whose smile warmed the hearts of those around her.
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