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Rebecca Darlene Layfield Insley

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Rebecca Darlene Layfield Insley Obituary
Rebecca Darlene Layfield Insley

Salisbury - Rebecca Darlene Layfield Insley, 77, died on Tuesday February 27, 2018. Born in Salisbury April 4, 1940, she was the daughter of Helen "Heidi" Layfield and the late Morris "Sunshine" Layfield.

She was better known to her family and friends as "Becky". She graduated from Washington High School in 1957 as salutatorian, graduated from Salisbury Teachers College in 1961, and worked on a Masters Degree in Education in Boston, Massachusetts. Becky grew up on Layfield Farms in Princess Anne before moving to Salisbury. She was a mathematics school teacher in the Wicomico County School system for over 38 years and received many awards in service and perfect attendance.

Becky had a passion for horses her whole life and attended countless horse shows starting in the 1970s. She participated in C.E.S.H.A. and M.H.S.A. horse show association events and won many awards over the years with her beloved horses "Schrandy Chiquita" (Cheetah) in the 1970's and 1980's, then "Fetch-a-Pail" (Jill) in the 1990's and finally "J.C. Becker" (JC) in the 2000's.

Becky is survived by her long time partner of 50+ years, Charles "Ed" Briddell; her mother, Helen "Heidi" Layfield; her son, Daryl Layfield Insley of Princess Anne; her niece, Tracy Layfield of Towson; her granddaughters, Amie Prettyman of Princess Anne and Katie Lambertson and her husband Kenneth of Hampden, Maine; and her great grandchildren, Juliana Campbell, Adriana Hastings, Dylan Lambertson, and Alison Lambertson. Becky had many friends, two of which were very special to her, Carol Cotton and Gail Dunkleman.

Preceding her in death was her father, Morris "Sunshine" Layfield; her brother, Reginald "Reggie" Layfield; and her daughter, Lorrie Prettyman.

A gathering to celebrate Becky's life will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the St. Andrews Parish House on the corner of Washington St. and Church St. in Princess Anne MD. Family and friends please feel free to stop by between 12 -3 PM.

Contributions to honor Becky can be made to: Wicomico Equestrian Club Ltd (Rebecca Insley Fund) P.O. Box 5043, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Arrangements are in the care of Hinman Funeral Home, P.A. of Princess Anne. To express condolences to the family, visit
Published in The Daily Times from Apr. 15 to Mar. 25, 2018
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