Bette C. Walker

Bette C. Walker

June 23, 1924 – February 13, 2021

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dick Mackin and Major E. R. “Bert” Walker; her parents; five of her siblings; her son-in-law, Roy A. Smith; and her beloved grandson, Gregory Asplund.

She is survived by her daughters, Macaela Smith and Catherine Asplund (Terry); granddaughter, Dr. Courtney Manzitto (Phil); great-grandchildren: Bella, Mason, and Luciana; sister, Irma Byam; many nieces, nephews, and family.

Bette loved her Creighton basketball team, athletics staff, and fans. She loved mentoring the players and praying for their success, not just in athletics, but also in their lives.  GO JAYS!

VISITATION: Friday, February 19th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  CDC guidelines will be observed. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, February 20th at 10am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Creighton University.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.



  • Mary Stolzer Posted February 15, 2021 1:00 pm

    It is with great sadness that I learned of Bette’s death. I have known her since I was five years old. The Sullivans live one house way from ours on Erskine St. The family all looked after me and their Mom cared for me when school was not i session. I babysat for Macaela and Jack and Jean’s children. She and Mary were good friends to me and my Mother, Helen Grissom..I will never forget the day that Gene was pronounced to have drowned. Irma and Janet were like big sisters to me. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Bette and Mary both attended our wedding 60 years ago Dec. 17, 1960. Mary and Nick Stolzer 1349 So. 101 St Apt. 202 Omaha, Ne 68124

  • Mike & Lynn Burns Posted February 15, 2021 9:39 pm

    Condolences to Macaela, Catherine & family.
    What a great lady that lived a long & fulfilling life!

  • Gayle Anderson Posted February 16, 2021 12:50 pm

    I am so, so sorry for your huge loss. Catherine, I’m sending lots of prayers and virtual hugs your way.

  • Marilyn & Dan Diltz Posted February 16, 2021 1:43 pm

    Oh Mac, I’m so sorry to hear of your Moms passing! I know how close you were to her!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!♥️🙏

  • Eddy and Fran Morris Posted February 16, 2021 3:57 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss, Macaela. There is no one in this world like your Mother…we always admired Bette’s caring and selfless nature and her memory will live on forever! All the fun that we had in Florida with you two is priceless and we loved her so very much and will miss her terribly! God Bless you all. Love you, Eddy and Fran ❤️

  • Marie L Yanike Posted February 19, 2021 12:58 pm

    Betty was (and always will be) a WONDERFUL woman! She not only loved her Jays – anyone who knew Betty (and Bert) felt loved – as I did. I am happy there is another Angel in heaven!!

  • Neal and Mary Jane Clemmer Posted February 19, 2021 5:31 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Betty’s passing.

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