BETTY JANE CASTILLO MUMM
2/15/1951 to 3/4/2019 Betty Jane Castillo Mumm, beloved wife of Alan Mumm and mother of Adam Mumm passed away on March 4th, @ home in Poulsbo Washington, from complications of pancreatic cancer. She had just celebrated her 68th birthday. Betty was the third child born to Philip and Irmgard (Ebner) Castillo on the Island of Kauai. Growing up local style, barefoot and carefree she had memories that would last a lifetime. The family eventually moved to Honolulu and settled in Aiea. After graduating from Aiea High School in 1969, Betty left Hawaii in pursuit of her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973 from Chapman College in Orange California. She returned to Hawaii and earned her Masters of Arts Degree in 1976, with honors of soma cum laude. Betty taught at various Island schools, Technical Specialist for the Head Start Program University of Hawaii 1976-1982, a Research Teacher Kamehameha Schools 1984-1985, and also Makakilo and Ewa Beach Elementary Schools. In the spring of 1984, Betty met, dated, and fell in love with Col. Alan Mumm MD. They soon wed and Betty embraced the life of a military wife. The family moved to San Antonio, Texas where Betty entered the Professional Educators of Kindergarten Teachers Texas, and continued her teaching career. It was in Texas where Betty fulfilled her dream and became a Mother to her Son Adam. Returning to Hawaii the family settled in Fort Shafter where Betty held the position of Director of Fort Shafter Child Development Center. Alan retired and the family moved to Poulsbo, Washington where Betty worked with the Central Kitsap School District and retired in 2013 a very respected and dedicated teacher of over 35 years. Betty traveled the world with family and friends, returning to her Island roots at least once a year to visit family and enjoy the warm beaches. She loved gardening, swimming, knitting, cooking, Bible Studies, and co-authored a travel book on Israel. She is survived by her husband Alan, son Adam and his fianc Claire, brother Philip (Faith) Castillo, sisters Susan (Thomas) Santiago and Lina Caroline (Michael) Heil, nieces and nephews, and hanai grandchildren Wesley and Rogan Olsen. Betty was admired and loved by all who new her. We will all miss her beautiful smile, her great capacity for love and understanding, and her kindness and gentleness. She is now at peace and without pain with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, united once again in the loving arms of her Mom and Dad. Services were privately held on Kauai and Poulsbo Washington. Please visit www.LewisChapel.com for more information.
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