Betty O'Haver, a retired registered nurse who worked in oncology and treated soldiers at Fort Meade in the 1980s, died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The longtime Crofton resident was 77.
Born in Muskegon, Mich., the former Betty Louise Tisch attended school in Michigan. She married Harry O'Haver in 1959, and the couple had four children. The family moved to Maryland in 1959. The couple divorced in 1997.
Mrs. O'Haver worked as an oncology nurse while living in Ottawa in the 1970s. She cared for injured soldiers at Fort Meade Army Hospital during the 1980s and completed her career working at Doctors Community Hospital in Prince George's County in the mid-1990s.
After retiring from nursing, Mrs. O'Haver worked for nine years at Kohl's department store in Bowie. In her free time, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren's ice skating events and T-ball games.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, Baltimore.
She is survived by two sons, Michael O'Haver of Crofton and Patrick Joseph O'Haver of Towson; two daughters, Judy O'Haver of Crofton and Kathy O'Haver Dalrymple of Towson; three brothers, Louis Tisch of Traverse City, Mich., David Tisch of Spring, Texas, and Tom Tisch of Glen View, Ill.; one sister, Marilyn Kundrata of Traverse City, Mich., and six grandchildren.