Elizabeth Louise McGahan Kuller

May 31, 1930 - January 6, 2021

Elizabeth (Betty) Louise McGahan
Elizabeth (Betty) Louise McGahan

Elizabeth (Betty) Louise McGahan Kuller grew up in Boston, Massachusetts.

Everyone she met outside of Boston commented on her Bostonian accent. Growing up, Betty’s favorite pastime was swimming at Cape Cod.

Betty was the eldest of her siblings. Her younger sister Camilla would die from a childhood illness. Her younger brother James (Jim) and Betty would be forever close.

After graduating from Carney School of Nursing, Betty joined the military as an Army nurse in 1952. As fate would have it, Betty met John Kuller during his stay at the military hospital as a patient. John made a point to catch her name tag and called her up for a date. The rest is history, as they say.

John and Betty were married in 1958. Their son Bruce was born in 1959 and James (Jim) followed in 1961. John and Betty had homes in Rochester, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Francisco, California. Betty was always the “anchor” at home during John’s travels for Kodak. They retired in Port Townsend, Washington and grew to love the Pacific Northwest. They travelled extensively during their early retirement years visiting every continent except Antarctica. Betty continued her lifelong love of sewing by mentoring many friends including her dear friend Ginny. Betty also loved her wine and always commented that after a tough day, everyone should enjoy a nice glass of wine. Rest in peace, dear sweet lady!

Betty is survived by her husband John; her brother Jim (Sandi); her sons, Bruce (Bernadette) and Jim (Nancy); grandsons Brad (Rebekah) and Patrick; and great-grandsons, Pierce and Patrick. Betty asked that we remember her with an old Irish wake and mix her ashes in seawater with the ashes of her beloved dogs Rebel, Mandy, Rudy, Sammy and Josh.


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