Betty Lynn Goldbeck

April 3, 1949 - January 31, 2022

Betty Lynn Goldbeck, 72, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2018, formerly of Melbourne, FL, Wells, NY, and Union, NJ, passed away at home surrounded by family on Monday, January 31, 2022, in Cape Coral. She was born April 3, 1949, in Union, NJ to John and Bertha Ballinger, now deceased.

Betty was of the Presbyterian faith. She was a social butterfly and an active part of any community in which she resided. She logged 1000’s of hours of volunteer work throughout her life and was willing to help anyone at a moment’s notice. She was an active member in the AMVETS association. Betty was an avid reader and a skilled crafter. Betty’s quick wit made everyone around her smile. She was a loving and generous individual with a zest for life.

She is survived by her loving children, Jennifer Kirisits (Don) of Cape Coral, and Kimberly Goldbeck (significant other, Travis) of Port Charlotte, FL; brother in laws, John Stuart of Hope, NY, and Ronnie Reu of Islamorada, FL; grandchildren, Zachary and fiancé Rory, Jessica and significant other Tyler, and Emily; five nephews; her most cherished “outlaw” best friend, Cindy Greco of Grant, FL; her beloved dog, Boots; as well as many other friends and family members, not previously mentioned.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband, Darryl Clarence Goldbeck in 2015; as well as her sisters, Nancy Reu and Joan Stuart.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 PM Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33916. The family will be receiving friends for a time of visitation from 4:00 PM till time of service. All are welcome to attend.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Betty Lynn Goldbeck are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with Betty’s final care.


  1. Jennifer kirisits Feb 2, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Mom you were the light in my life from the time I was born. I will cherish your memory in my heart for all eternity. I wish you peace and happiness in your final rest as you find those who have gone before you. Dad was waiting patiently for you and now you are reunited with your best friend. I love you with all my heart now and forever. I will miss you all the days of my life, like no other… There is another hole in my heart, and another branch fallen from our family tree. 💔

  2. Jean and Ron DeSantis Feb 2, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Dear Jen
    So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a beautiful lady and will be missed by so many people. Sending lots of love prayers and hugs to you and your family during this very difficult time. RIP Betty

  3. Kate Makatura Nelson Feb 3, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Betty Boop my dear cousin and friend. You are now with the Lord surrounded by people you love. Reunited with Darryl for all eternity ❤️. You were always a hoot to be around, always smiling, always loving. I am going to miss our FaceTime chats, laughter and tears. You were a blessing to everyone you met, now you are an Angel of God. RIP Beautiful. Know that I love you with all my heart

  4. Gregory and Susan Palmer Feb 3, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Jennifer & Kimberly, my heart is so heavy for the loss of your Mom. I can never begin to explain what both of your parents meant to my life. Now that they are both gone, there is an emptiness in my life that will be there forever. We may not have seen each other but just a few times over the years but there was that connection that will last a lifetime and beyond. I wish I could be there to say a final goodbye but with so many underlaying conditions I don’t stay home.
    Let’s be consoled that she is now in the arms of her one true love.
    I love you both.

  5. Cheryl (Jacobson) Deckner Feb 17, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    Betty was such a lovely person. Always friendly and kind
    Sympathy to all in her family

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