Elizabeth Ruth (Wilson) Eastman passed away at her home on February 26, 2014 in Akron, Colorado at the age of 87. Elizabeth was born May 3, 1926 in Beloit, Wisconsin to Ruth (Huston) Wilson and Hazael Wilson. It was in the era of the Tin Lizzies automobiles and Ruth did not want her to be called Lizzie, so she named her Betty. She carried this name the rest of her life. At a very young age her father died and her mother married Vincent Barber who had two daughters. Betty, who had been an only child, now, had two sisters. At a young age, Betty accepted Jesus as her Savior. Her faith carried her through good and tough times the rest of her life.
On August 28, 1943, Betty married Lynn Eastman, son of Merritt and Florence Eastman of Valley, Wisconsin. They were blessed with four daughters, Loretta, Ruth, Cecilia and Mary. They lived on a farm near Valley, Wisconsin where Betty loved the farm life which was a change from her city background. She loved being a homemaker, gardening both vegetables and flowers, genealogy and was an avid reader all of her life. She always loved learning and was able to learn from her reading which she continued till her death. Daily, Betty would spend time reading her Bible and devotional. In 1963, they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado because of daughter, Mary's health. After staying some years in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Betty and her husband moved to Richland Center, Wisconsin. On September 18, 1986 her husband, Lynn passed away. Betty remained in Richland Center until September 2001 when she moved to Akron, Colorado to be close to daughter Ruth.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, parents, stepdad, stepsisters Josephine (Barber) Sutton of Grand Prairie, Tx., Frances (Barber) Olmstead of Beloit, Wisconsin, and youngest daughter, Mary Eastman of Puerto Rico. Survivors are daughters, Loretta (Alan) Landerman, Prairie Du Sac, Wi., Ruth (Ed) Lye, Akron, Co., Cecilia Greenhalgh, Colorado Springs, Co., grandchildren: Anna Sagami, Richard Verbsky, Dr. James Verbasky, and twin brother Dr. John Verbsky, Andrew Lye, Chris Lye, and Amy Zulhke; great grandchildren: Garet and Makayla Sagami; Christopher, Andrew, Isabella and Sofia Verlsky; Amanda and Megan Verbsky; Jacob and Abby Zulhke; and Ben Lye, and Violet Lye.
On March 5, 2014, services were held at the First Baptist Church in Akron, Co. Interment will be held at a later date in LaFarge, Wisconsin. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Awanas in care of First Baptist Church of Akron, or Akron Foursquare Youth in care of Akron Foursquare Church.