Harry and Betsy Gavigan

Betsy Georgina Gavigan (Trotter)

Betsy G. Trotter Gavigan
Birth 22 Feb 1929
Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 20 Jan 2021 (aged 91)
Wisconsin, USA
Burial Calvary Cemetery Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA

Betsy G. (Trotter) Gavigan, was born February 22, 1929 the daughter of Ray and Agnes “Nellie” (O’Rourke) Trotter. Betsy grew up in Argyle, WI where she graduated from Argyle High School. Betsy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harry; two brothers: William Trotter and LaVern “Buzz” Trotter; and two sisters: Dorothy Ladd and Belva Pearson.

Betsy married Harold “Harry” Gavigan on June 11, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Rectory in Argyle, WI. They were blessed with four children: Edward Ray Gavigan of Rockford, IL, Betty Ellen Gavigan of Belleville, WI, Philip Francis Gavigan of Rockford, IL, and Linda Kay Gavigan of Argyle, WI. They were also blessed with three grandchildren: Brad Edward Gavigan of Madison, WI, Jared Michael (Valerie Nieves) Gavigan of Orlando, FL, and Nicholas “Nico” Francis Dragomanovits of Belleville, WI. Two great-grandchildren: Julian Michael and Isaac Michael Gavigan of Orlando, FL. Betsy is also survived by her special nieces and nephews: Kitty (Eldon) Wilson, Jim Meyers, Steve Meyers, Rose Silver, Mark Gavigan, Connie Disrud, LeRoy Gavigan, Stan Pearson, Carl Pearson, Patti (Carl) Mook, Mike Trotter, Terry Trotter, Steve Ellenberger and Kevin O’Dell. She will also be missed by her very special cousin and friend Kathleen Arnes.

Harold Francis Gavigan

When Harold Francis Gavigan was born on 20 February 1918, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Edward C. Gavigan, was 48 and his mother, Hanora McCue, was 39. He married Betsy Georgina Trotter on 11 June 1949, in Argyle, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Argyle, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 2 June 1995, in Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Argyle, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States.