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Betty Ruth Dalton


1926 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Betty Ruth Dalton Obituary
Betty Ruth Dalton, former resident, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at 3 a.m. surrounded by her family in Carlsbad. She was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Bradford, Ill. Upon high school graduation and two years of college, she spent her working years in metropolitan areas.
Betty worked as an administrative assistant at Caterpillar Tractor Co.; worked 15 years in the medical field as a medical transcriber and administrative assistant; and worked as assistant for a vice president at Home Federal Savings & Loan in San Diego. Upon retiring, she settled in Alamogordo, where she met her husband, Russell E. Dalton. They moved to Carlsbad in August 2010.
Betty was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert T. Camey, of Peoria, Ill.; David L. Camey, of Egg Harbor, N.J.; and Michael D. Camey, of Kewanee, Ill. Survivors are her husband, Russell E. Dalton; brother James J. Camey, of Egg Harbor; Mary E. Hayes, of Morton, Ill.; and Patricia A. Hamilton, of Peoria; four children: Kathleen R. Kearney, of Tucson, Ariz., Shannon E. Rose and husband, James, of San Diego, Sean P. Kearney, of Tucson, and Patricia J. Kearney, of Carlsbad; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Betty enjoyed family, dancing, hiking, exercising, golfing, games (especially bridge), sewing and volunteering. She exhibited a great sense of humor and a generous spirit, and she made friends with ease. She is dearly loved by her family.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, 1001 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, NM 88220, (515) 885-6363.
Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 23 to Mar. 23, 2012
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