Mary E. 'Betty' Lagon

July 4, 1918 - Feb. 20, 2009

Mary E. 'Betty' Lagon, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at LindenGrove Health and Rehabilitation Center at age 90. Betty was born July 4, 1918, the daughter of Samuel and Marie Malagian.

She married the love of her life, Lester, on June 18, 1938. She was a cherished and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, a member of the Asbury Fellowship and the Norma Craven Circle. She was also a Tower of Chimes Newsletter volunteer and taught religious school and Sunday school. Betty was a Cub Scout den mother and was a sales associate at McCoy’s Department Store for many years. Betty will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 70 years, Lester; her son, Gary of Waukesha; her granddaughters, Leslie (Tony) Winter of Hustisford and Lonna (Ron) Hannan of Waukesha; her great-grandchildren, Tessa, Paige, JD and Ivy; and her twin brother, John "Bud" Malagian of Orlando, Fla.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law, Lucille.

A funeral service for Betty will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, 53186. The Rev. Don Fenner will officiate. A visitation will take place from noon until the time of the funeral service Tuesday at the church. A private entombment will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials may be directed to the church (see address above).

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-planning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.