Betty Walkom nursed her dying neighbours and family members with skill and compassion.
She cared for other people's children as if they were her own.
People of all ages and circumstances mattered to the woman who selflessly served her community and God.
Multiple school canteens and Parents and Friends organisations, Dubbo's Catholic debutante ball, the Catholic Women's League, St Vincent de Paul Society, Dubbo Hospital's Pink Ladies and St Mary's Villa also benefited from her generous heart and work ethic.
But Mrs Walkom's most important roles were mother of seven children, grandmother of 26 children and great-grandmother of 44 children, one of them born two days after her death in Lourdes Hospital on Monday.
Betty Vera Walkom, 94, was "very much at peace with dying", confirmed her family who stayed by her side.
"I've had a good life," she told them.
"I had a wonderful husband, a loving, caring family who have really looked after me, a lovely home and I'm done."
The extended Walkom family is preparing to say a final farewell to a beloved matriarch on Saturday at a requiem mass starting at 11am at St Brigid's Catholic Church.
The service will be followed by her burial at the New Dubbo Cemetery.
Mourners are being asked to make a donation to the St Vincent de Paul Society rather than leaving flowers.
Betty Walkom and her late husband Kevin were passionate "Vinnies" volunteers who took on many official roles.
Their commitment to supporting people in need continued at home.
"There were many times when people were brought into out home to be fed, dressed and assisted with whatever the need was at the time," Mrs Walkom's daughter Pauline will tell mourners on Saturday.
"People would often knock on our front door...and ask if this was the St Vincent de Paul house. Our standard reply would always be a simple yes."
Money was "never plentiful" in the Walkom household but no one was turned away.
"Even if someone knocked on our door and it was tea time they would be invited in and of course offered a meal," Pauline Walkom said.
"How did mum manage to make the food go around?
"Our suggestion is that either her or Dad went without or at least had a much smaller meal."
Mrs Walkom embraced life even after the deaths less than a year apart of son Peter and husband Kevin.
Her love for each member of the family was "truly unconditional".
The matriarch's final home was St Mary's Villa where she led a management committee for a time.
The trained nurse, who had to forsake her vocation to marry, became a Catholic after meeting her future husband.
She loved "all things Catholic" and died holding her rosary beads.