Betty Berkowitz

Betty Lyon Berkowitz, 87, died May 9, 2017.

Mrs. Berkowitz was born in Nashville, Tenn. She was the president of her synagogue’s sisterhood in Birmingham, Ala. At Congregation Anshei Israel in Tucson, she was a gift shop volunteer, president of Women’s League, chair of the Torah Fund, and a Woman of Valor Award recipient.

Mrs. Berkowitz was preceded in death by her husband, Nachman Berkowitz, and brother-in-law, Dr. Lawrence Friedman. Survivors include her children, Barry, Steve and Michael Gross and Lisa (Walter) Boyce; sisters, Shirley (Jerry) Leader, Lois (Nat) Harris and Linda Freidman; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Cantor Avraham Alpert of Congregation Bet Shalom officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ, 85718; Heartland Hospice Care, 3112 N. Swan Road, Tucson, 85712 or the charity of your choice.