Elizabeth A. Schneider

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Elizabeth Ann Schneider (nee Tetley), age 75, died January 31, 2015. Betty, formerly of Ellicott City, passed away at Fairhaven Assisted Living due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. She and her husband, Richard, have been residents of Fairhaven, in Sykesville, since 2009. Betty grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri, and attended Southeast Missouri University, where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Social Sorority. While in college, she met and married the love of her life, Richard, also from Missouri. They moved to Maryland after they wed, in 1960. Betty and her husband loved to travel and their adventures took them to many exciting places from Alaska to Europe to Malaysia and included a special trip to Cancun with their granddaughters, Nancy and Kayleigh. The highlight of her travels was visiting Tahiti twice, which she had dreamt of since watching the movie South Pacific as a teenager. She spent nearly every summer, with her children and grandchildren, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Ask any of her grandchildren about the magic waves, that brought special seashells for them to collect and they will smile. Betty believed in everything magical and good about childhood. She loved hosting parties and her "Santa Claus" party was a much anticipated event for her grandchildren and her friend's grandchildren. She had a knack for decorating and her home was filled with items from her travels, sentimental items from her family and anything from her grandchildren. She loved to attend her grandchildren's activities and rarely missed an event no matter how small. She was blessed with many friends and had a wonderful sense of humor and a very giving nature. Betty had a special love for all children and couldn't stop herself from telling a total stranger "how adorable their child was". Her favorite charity was . She loved animals, especially dogs, strawberry milkshakes and vanilla buttercream icing. Betty was an employee of Hecht Company for over 20 years and loved customer service and helping people. Daughter of the late John and Leanna Tetley, Betty is survived by her sister Carol DeBasio. She was the much beloved wife of Richard, adored mother of Suzanne, David and Tim, son-in-law Ray and daughter's-in-law Grace and Patty, cherished grandmother to Nancy, Amy, Kayleigh, Kelsey, Matthew, Brian and Rachel and mistress to her little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Suzy Q . Friends may call on the family February 5, from 6-8 p.m., at Harry H. Witzke Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. The funeral service is February 6, 12:30-1:00 p.m., also at Harry H. Witzke Family Funeral Home. Entombment will be private. Tributes to Betty's memory can be made at St. Jude's (www.stjude.org) or The (www.alz.org). "Farewell, friends! Yet not farewell; Where I am, ye, too, shall dwell. I am gone before your face, A moment's time, a little space. When ye come where I have stepped Ye will wonder why ye wept" by Edwin Arnold



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Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home Inc.
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-465-2848
Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 4, 2015
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