Betty C. Crowell

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MIDDLESEX - Betty C. Crowell, 91, passed away at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Born in Montpelier on Aug. 24, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Laurence O. and Mary S. (Vautier) Cargill. On June 14, 1952, she married Aden L. Crowell at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. Aden predeceased Betty on Oct. 1, 2011.
Betty was a 1945 graduate of Montpelier High School and continued her education at the former Johnson Normal School. She was brought up by her paternal grandparents, Maud and Henry Budesheim, in Middlesex in the house where she lived her entire lifetime. Betty had a long career employed by the state of Vermont working for the Board of Nursing, the Agency of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles from which she retired in 1989.
Betty's memberships included the Middlesex United Methodist Church, the Wesley United Methodist Church, was a trustee and former treasurer of the Middlesex Center Cemetery Association, served as a justice of the peace, was a member of the "251" Club, a charter member and treasurer of the Middlesex Historical Society, the World Wildlife Fund and the Vermont Retired State Employees Association. Betty was interested in people and loved to engage in conversation. She enjoyed all aspects of nature and was very concerned about the environment. She loved to vegetable and flower garden.
Betty is survived by her son, Henry A. Crowell and his wife, Susan, of Columbus, Ohio; their children Jennifer M. Crowell, of Seattle, Washington, Christopher H. Crowell, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Katie Sue Crowell, of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Nancy E. Clay, of Washington, Vermont; a half-brother, Lance H. Cargill, of Williamstown; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
Memorial services will be held from the Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow in the church dining room. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page.
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Published in Times Argus on Aug. 30, 2018
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