Betsy Gail Goen

Betsy Gail Goen
Betsy Gail Goen

Betsy Gail Goen, 69, of Amarillo, TX passed away on April 10, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Betsy Goen was a vibrant light that will not be extinguished. She was born October 14, 1951, in Amarillo, TX to Commander Gerald Trapp and his wife, Geraldine. After the tragic passing of Commander Gerald Trapp, Betsy, her brother, Steve, and her sister, Terry, were raised by Geraldine and her husband James Stavenhagen. Geraldine passed when Betsy was a freshman in high school and she was raised by James Stavenhagen and his wife, Virginia, as their own.

Betsy pursued her passion through teaching. Later, she became a Licensed Professional Counselor with her primary focus on counseling children through their struggles.

Betsy married the love of her life, Mark, in 2003. Mark and Betsy devoted their love and time to each other. They enjoyed racquetball, fishing, scuba diving, dirt bike riding and many more adventures.

Lovingly, Betsy raised her sons, Chase and Troy, to love adventures as well. They were her pride and joy. Her love extended to their wives, Julia and Sarah. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart and she loved nothing more than spending hours playing games, reading, and cuddling with them.

Her family was never just related by blood. Her arms were open to many friends who became family through the years. Her grandson likes to remind us that her neighbors called her, “the crazy lady on the block,” because of her unique, friendly and fun way of doing things.

Through her journey, Betsy walked with God by her side. She was an active member of Family Life Church of Amarillo, Texas. She attended prayer groups, women’s Bible studies, and always loved a chance to travel with her Bible study girls.

Whether stranger or friend, horse or lizard, no one would walk away without a hug and kiss. All who knew Betsy remained touched by the fire of her love and compassion.

Those who will miss Betsy most are her husband Mark; son Troy and wife Sarah; son Chase and wife Julia; sister Terry Burkham; brother Steve Trapp and wife Sherry; Kelly Cooke and wife Charlotte; Lynn and Beverly Johnson; Cathy Burrell; Kent and Melinda Hardage; grandchildren Christian, Trinity, Abbie, Garrett and Emersyn; as well as numerous additional family members and friends.

Betsy’s love for animals was unmatched and evident to all. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Amarillo SPCA to honor Betsy’s love of animals. Donations can be made at

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8 Replies to “Betsy Gail Goen”

  1. She was a wonderful person and fabulous professional. My children, Ariana and Henry remember her with love and appreciation.

  2. Betsy played an important role in the lives of our family. She helped us through a tough stretch, and I’m not sure we would have made it without her. We haven’t seen her in years, but she will forever be remembered by our family.

  3. I just saw Betsy recently and it seems we kept meeting at funerals. We were teasing each other about our age. She always made you feel as if you just talked yesterday. She will be missed greatly but her life will live on through her children and grandchildren. May you have peace now Betsy in the arms of Jesus walking straight and no more pain. Prayers to the family.

  4. I have known Betsy and her family since I was 4. I can remember so many times getting to visit her while living in Wellington. Over the many years we always remained in contact with one another. She was a true friend and I will miss her very much. My sympathy to Mark and her children and Big Terry and Steve. Little Terri

  5. Betsy touched my life. I am so glad I got to meet her and talk with her. She was a woman I will never forget. My condolences to all who knew and loved her. She will be missed.

  6. I love you Betsy! Until we are together in Heaven, I will miss you. You are such a blessing.
    Love and prayers for family.

  7. Sending Condolences to the family. Betsy was one of a kind, sweet, vivacious and an animal lover. She always gave me a big hug when we saw one another.

  8. Beautiful tribute to an awesome lady. She will be missed by all those who knew her and loved her.
    May she Rest In Peace 🙏❤️

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