Betty J. Lyons

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MONTPELIER - Betty J. Lyons, 83, of Montpelier died unexpectedly June 3, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

She was born Aug. 24, 1928, in East Orange, N.J., the daughter of Stanley and Anne (Siemons) Stonesifer.

She graduated from Hampton, N.H. Academy in 1946, and attended Plymouth (N.H.) State College. In 1946, she married Robert Weston of Concord, N.H. and they moved to Montpelier in 1950. He died in 1957. Previously she lived in Freeport, Long Island, Hampton, N.H. and Boston.

She married Donald A. Lyons on Sept. 27, 1958. They lived in East Montpelier until they built their home in Montpelier in 1961.

Mrs. Lyons was employed by the Capitol Savings Bank, Chittenden and Howard banks for several years. She also worked at the sergeant-at-arms office during Legislature for five years.

She was active in the local Girl Scouts for a number of years, a volunteer in the Montpelier elementary school system and later an active volunteer at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church where she sang in the church choir for several years.

She was an ardent reader, enjoyed her flowers, travels throughout New England and western states, and was a homemaker and excellent cook.

Mrs. Lyons was predeceased by a sister, Barbara and brother, Stanley Jr., and her parents.

She was a practicing member of Christ Episcopal, Montpelier.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Jeffrey of Allenstown, N.H.; Tod and Mindy of Dallas, Texas and Stephen and Bethany of Greene, Maine; also four grandchildren, Brittani Sullivan, Jared, Noah and Ashton Lyons, and great-grandson Calvin Sullivan, along with several nieces and nephews.

Contributions can be made to the Christ Church Food Shelf.

Private services will be held and burial in the Vermont Veterans Cemetery, Randolph Center.
Published in Times Argus on June 6, 2012