Bette Finan Coe passed away peacefully in Clearwater, FL on May 6, 2018. Born in 1927, Bette was originally from New Jersey. She moved to the Clearwater area in 1978 and loved being barefoot and going to the beach. She married her high school sweetheart, Jack Coe in 1946. Together they raised four children in Short Hills and Sea Girt prior to Jack's death in 1971. She spent the last eight years living in an assisted living community in Clearwater and everyone knew her as “Bette Boop”. Bette lost her two sons, Jimmy and Jack to the Aids virus in 1993 and 2001. She leaves behind a son, William, in Georgia; her daughter, Valerie Brandao and son-in-law, Joe, who was like a son to her, in Clearwater, FL.