ELIZABETH "BETTIE" TRAPNELL KING Elizabeth "Bettie" Trapnell King, age 93, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014. She was born June 5, 1921 in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of the late Joseph Trapnell, III and Elizabeth Sellman Trapnell, and was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Lt. Col. William Joseph King, brothers, Joseph Trapnell, IV "Trap" and Dr. Henry R. Trapnell, son, Richard W. King, and grandson, Jason Wells. Bettie was a member of the Cape Fear Garden Club, Carolina Yacht Club, The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society and St. John's Episcopal Church where she was active in the altar guild for many years. She enjoyed bridge and was an avid gardener who loved sharing her flowers and plants with neighbors, friends, and family. Bettie also loved to travel all over the world with her husband and they participated in Elderhostel in many of the places they visited. Especially memorable were the two years they spent in the Philippine Islands. That started her love of collecting sea shells. Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. J. Stephen Shi (Betsy) of Alto, GA, Mrs. Robert J. Wells, Jr. (Ginger) of Hampstead, NC, son, James T. King of Chicago, IL, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014, at St John's Episcopal Church, Wilmington, NC. Interment will follow in the Hallock Memorial Garden adjacent to the church. Family will receive friends immediately after in Elebash Hall. The family wishes to thank her wonderful team of caregivers for their special love and care that enabled her to remain in the comfort of her own home as her health declined, and the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter where she spent her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church - Hallock Memorial Garden, 1219 Forest Hills Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com Andrews Market Chapel
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2014