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Betty Skelton Erde

Betty Skelton Erde (AP Photo)
Betty Skelton Erde (AP Photo)

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September 22, 2011 "God Bless You Betty on your Final Flight! You are truly an amazing woman that I have admired my entire life. Betty & Don were our neighbors in Willis Michigan before they moved to Florida. They were definately very good role models...Our family (Dwyer's) were very close friends. My brothers held the ribbon poles for her to do her inverted ribbon cutting with the Little Stinker at many air shows at their house. I have always admired Miss Betty, all of her records (land & air) are very impressive. We stayed friends with them & her parents & her grandparents in Florida - we visited once a year. We miss them all. They will be in our memories & hearts forever. Thank You Allan for taking care of our friend for the past few years. God Bless you and keep you well." - Linda Dwyer (Milan, MI)
September 18, 2011 "Met Betty in 1947 while in aircraft & engine mechanic school run by her Dad at Peter O'Knight airport on Davis Island in Tampa FL. Had the privilege of working on her plane "Little Stinker" RIP Betty" - Michael Fiore (Maplecrest, NY)
September 17, 2011 "Wow!! What a role model for so many. She accomplished things that so many people would not attempt." - william smith (hoover, AL)
September 17, 2011 "May it comfort you to know that God, as well as others, care about your feelings at this time. Very sorry for your loss.

slb - Indiana"
September 16, 2011 "Erde family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hold onto those wonderful memories you have and may they bring you a smile when you need it most. May God give you peace and comfort with the many memories that you had with Mrs. Erde.- Romans 15:4." - Marilynn (MI)
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Obituary for Betty Skelton Erde
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - Betty Skelton Erde, an auto racing pioneer who was once the fastest woman on Earth, has died. She was 85. Erde began...
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