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Bette Jane Nelson Ayers

September 06, 1946 ~ September 08, 2022

Bette Jane Nelson Ayers, 76, of Vero Beach passed away peacefully in her home on September 8, 2022.
She was born in Gary, IN to Charles Nelson and Delores Nelson Burley.
Bette had been a resident of Vero Beach for 52 years coming from Crown Point High School in 1964.
Survived by her husband of 55 years, John “Al” Ayers; son, Patrick (Tara) and their children: Chandler, Sailor, and Piper; daughter, Kelly Ayers Gilbert and her children, Tristen and Liv; sister Peg Nelson Cowan (Bill), all of Vero Beach; brother, Charles “Chuck” Nelson (Jan) of Indiana. Many loving family members and friends.
Bette was preceded in death by her father, Charles Nelson; step-mother, Verda; mother, Delores Burley; and step-father Joseph.

For information regarding Bette’s Celebration of Life please contact Kelly at 772-473-6681.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of those at VNA Hospice of Vero Beach. We would like any thoughtful donations to go to St. Jude’s Children Hospital: Donate to St. Jude Here or VNA Hospice of Vero Beach: Donate to VNA Here.


Kelly Gilbert

September 15, 2022, 6:15 pm

We will be holding a Celebration of Life for my mom on Saturday, September 24 from 4-8PM at the Loyal Order of the Moose- 226 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32968.

Joe Besignano

September 15, 2022, 11:11 pm

Dearest Bette,
Truly one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. God bless you and your family and rest easy, Boomer is fine and being well taken care of in his new home.

Debbie Labadie

September 15, 2022, 11:41 pm

I have memories to last me a lifetime.
To the family. I send my love, I know your hearts are broken at your loss, but, no more pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️

Sue Fronek

September 16, 2022, 3:18 am

Peg, so very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. My sympathy to and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time.

Sue Fronek

September 16, 2022, 3:23 am

Dear Peg, so very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. My sympathy to you and your family. Your are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Sue Fronek

Linda Roper Smith

September 16, 2022, 4:18 am

Thoughts and prayers for the family. Bette was a sweetheart. May she Rest In Peace.


September 16, 2022, 10:38 am

Childhood and High School memories washed through my mind. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Jeffrey Potts

September 16, 2022, 11:55 am

Loved our visit in January Cousin. Rest in peace.
Jeff Potts

Buddy and Glenda Watson

September 16, 2022, 1:48 pm

Buddy and I are so sorry for your loss. There are many wonderful memories of parties, and card playing nights. Work days were always fun too. We send our love to the family.

Sharron Doty Freed

September 16, 2022, 3:05 pm

Wishing everyone who loved Bette my condolences. I wish all of you moments of peace and comfort as you celebrate Bette’s life.

Edwin Potts

September 16, 2022, 3:15 pm

Peg, Sue and I wish to extent our heart felt sympathy to you and yours.

We can look forward to a time when death will be no more. Further, God has promised a resurrection for all our loved ones.

Praise Jehovah


September 16, 2022, 6:42 pm

We will miss you, but you’ll forever be in our hearts. We have many wonderful memories over a lifetime to look back on and cherish. RIP dear friend…❤️

Juanita Burns

September 17, 2022, 10:55 pm

As a friend of 52 years I will miss Bette and all of the good times we’ve had together boating, skiing, camping, partying, drag racing just to name a few. I needed a summer job and Betty suggested that I watch kids and I decided to teach them how to swim. She came up with the name Camp NeNe Watch a Kiity and that became my job for many summers. Needless to say Bette will be sorely missed.

Theresa Drinkard

September 19, 2022, 4:54 pm

Words can not describe what an “AMAZING”, beautiful, fun-loving woman Bette was. I have memories to last a lifetime with this beautiful family, my extended family! My heartfelt condolences go out to each and every family member during this time of sorrow. Although Bette will be missed dearly, Bette will remain in our hearts FOREVER!

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