Betty Pollock, 87, died Friday, March 9, 2018 in Columbia.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held at a future date.
Betty was born Oct 1, 1930, in Detroit to Beryl Fields Wilson. She was adopted by John Wilson in 1935.
She married Herbert W. Pollock on April 23, 1947. As he was in the Navy, they traveled all over the country and finally settled in Virginia.
Betty was employed by civil service for 32 years including spending 24 years as a customer service representative for the Social Security Administration. She worked in both the Lynchburg and Fredericksburg, Va., offices. She retired in 1999.
She moved to Dover, Del., to be closer to family. In 2013, she moved to Columbia to live with her daughter and be near two of her grandchildren and their families.
Betty was affectionately known as “Mommer” by her family. She took an active role in helping to raise her grandchildren and they spent many summers with her and her mom. A favorite pastime was teaching her grandchildren history by touring national and state parks, monuments, and battlefields.
Betty enjoyed embroidering cross-stitch samplers, keeping in touch with family on Facebook, as well as collecting family history, genealogy, and photos. She also loved the old shows on MeTV.
Betty is survived by her son, John Pollock and partner, Anita Tiller; daughter, Elizabeth Mooney; son, David (Michelle) Ziolkowski; grandchildren, Todd (Mazie) Kramer, Katie (Mark) Burton, Don (Lauren O’Grady) Anderson, Rob (Pamela) Mooney, David Anderson, Carrie Ziolkowski, and P. David Ziolkowski; and great-grandchildren, Jason Foraker, Will Kramer, Kaylinn Rodriguez, Amanda Kramer, Paige Kramer, Jeremy Anderson, Emma Burton, Jack Burton, and Kiera Mooney; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter, Virginia Frey.