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Betty Ann Lawson "Betsy" Eglinton Obituary
Betty Ann "Betsy" Lawson Eglinton Betty Ann "Betsy" Lawson Eglinton died Oct. 11, 2012, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN. She was born in Duluth April 8, 1935, to Dr. George and Muriel Lawson. Betsy was a true renaissance woman. She was an accomplished downhill ski racer, marathon runner, seamstress, knitter, award winning quilter, musician and mathematician. In June 1972 she married Alex Eglinton and moved with her four children to Battle Creek, Mich. During their 40 years of marriage, they enjoyed long distance biking, skiing in Duluth and out west, camping and traveling. Betsy was an accomplished marathon runner and Alex was her support team through all of the marathons and numerous 10K races. In May 1976, Betsy earned a masters in mathematics from Western Michigan University. After earning her masters, she began a career teaching college math at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek. In 2002, Betsy and Alex moved back to her home of Duluth, where she lived until her passing. Betsy had many accomplishments but none brought her more joy and pleasure than her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and special friend. Betsy is survived by her husband of 40 years, Alex; children Becky (Mark) Curtis, Bonnie Arnold, Steve (Sue) Arnold, and Dan (Lisa) Arnold; eight grandchildren; and three siblings, Dr. James (Nancy) Lawson, Nancy (DuWayne) Savage, and Gerard Lawson. Memorials may be made to Pennfield Presbyterian Church, 7979 St. Mary's Lake Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49017 (Capital Ave. NE & St. Mary's Lake Rd.). Visitation: 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. memorial service Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Pennfield Presbyterian Church Arrangements are by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, (269) 962-5527. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 25, 2012
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