Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Gorman, a beloved mother, grandmother, and respected artist, passed away on October 29, 2023, at the age of 97. Born on May 9, 1926, in Wisconsin, Betty’s journey through life was characterized by her unwavering artistic spirit and the profound impact she made on those fortunate enough to know her.
Betty’s talent and creativity were undeniable. She dedicated countless hours to honing her craft as a painter, creating breathtaking works of art that captured the essence of the world around her. Her talent transcended mere brushstrokes; each stroke on the canvas was a reflection of her soul, inviting viewers to experience beauty and wonder in a way only she could convey.
Betty’s presence illuminated the lives of many, particularly her family. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Glass (Tyson), Julie Tortoriello, and Sue Weber; and son, Jon Tortoriello. They will forever hold the memory of Betty’s nurturing love close to their hearts.
Betty’s radiant spirit will live on through her grandchildren. Her beloved granddaughters, Natalie Glass, Meredith Glass, Melody Tortoriello, Amy Clanin, and Lori Helgerson; grandsons, Matthew Glass, Mykal Tortoriello, Steven Traverso, and Seth Burns. The grandchildren will remember their “Grandma Moo” as a beacon of love and inspiration. Each grandchild had the privilege of witnessing firsthand Betty’s creative prowess and her unwavering support for their dreams and aspirations.
She was predeceased by her first husband Anthony Tortoriello, and her second husband Jack Gorman.
While we mourn Betty’s passing, we also celebrate the remarkable life she lived. Her artistic legacy will forever inspire those who had the honor of witnessing her talent. Betty Jane Gorman will be dearly missed but never forgotten, as her magnificent spirit and optimism lives on in the memories of those she touched with her artistry and love.
A Visitation will be held Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. in the Kirk Room at John Knox Presbyterian Church with a service following at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Metropolitan Arts Council, 16 Augusta St. Greenville, SC 29601 or Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. Greenville, SC 29614 in Betty’s honor.