Betty Ashton

Betty L. Ashton, 84 SEWARD - Betty L. Ashton, 84, of Seward died Saturday, May 29, 2010, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born March 15, 1926, in Baker City, Ore., the daughter of Peter and Addie (Peck) Daris. Betty married Dwight C. Ashton Sr. on June 24, 1950, in Rockford. She was a quality control inspector for Sundstrand Aviation Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1983. Betty was a member of Seward Congregational Church and UAW Local 592. She loved telling stories of her childhood to her great-grandchildren. Betty is lovingly survived by her daughter, Marjorie (Bryce) Avery of Seward; grandchildren, Bettie L. Avery and Raymon (Laura L.) C. Avery; great-grandchildren, Leorena A.A., Marnette M.K. and Matthew L. Haynie and Dereck C. and Sarah E. Avery; stepson, Gordon E. (Gloria) Ashton; stepgranddaughters, Kellie (Duane) Cullor and Korena (Terry) Lentz; four stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Anna Howe of Pasco, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband in April 1985; stepson, Dwight C. Ashton Jr.; three brothers; and four sisters. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with the Rev. Ronald C. Farb, pastor of Seward Congregational Church, officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park, Rockford. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 31, in the funeral home. To sign the guestbook, send your condolences or light a candle, visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from May 30 to May 31, 2010