Betty Lou "Putsy" Sealey, 80, of Solomons, Md., passed away Jan. 3, 2013 in Zephyrhills, Fl.
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Betty Lou was born Sept. 11, 1932 in Solomons to the late Creston and Susie (Hardesty) Garner. She graduated from Calvert High School, class of 1949, and was married to her husband of 61 years in May 1951.
Before moving to Zephyrhills in 2010, Betty Lou lived all of her life in Calvert County where she raised six children. She enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, playing Bingo, cards, and board games. In her later years she enjoyed working word puzzles and watching the Game Show Network.
Betty Lou held several jobs throughout her life but dedicated most of her time to her family while serving many years in the Solomons Rescue Squad and Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary as a volunteer. Betty Lou was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Lusby Md.
Betty Lou is survived her husband Robert "Bob" F. Sealey of Zephyrhills; sons Gregory P. Sealey and wife Donna of Solomons, Marty J. Sealey and wife Kathie of Dunkirk, Md., Bobby T. Sealey and partner Andrew Hutson of Milford, De., Keith T. Sealey and partner Chris Barry of Huntingtown, Md., and by daughter Robin K. Sealey of Williamsburg. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Toby, Joshua, Cory, Jody, and Ashley; great grandchildren Alyssa and Blake; brothers Vernon Garner of Solomons, Gordon Garner of Lake George, Fl, and Tilden Garner of Solomons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Kevin W. Sealey, sisters Doris O'Neal, Elaine Duff and Susanne Swann, and a brother, Orville Garner.
A service celebrating her life was held at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lusby, Md., with Rev. Charles Harrell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Toby Sealey, Cory Sealey, Jody Sealey, Joshua Sealey, Chris Barry and Andrew Hutson. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Betty Lou's memory to Gulfside Regional Hospice, 5760 Dean Dairy Rd., Zephyrhills, FL 33541 www.grhospice.org
Published in Virginia Gazette from Jan. 11 to Feb. 10, 2013