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Elizabeth Baker Mathews
Elizabeth Baker Mathews, known as Betsy to her friends, passed away shortly before her 92nd birthday on August 31, 2018 in Vero Beach, Florida. Her husband, Hayden, passed away in 2012.
The daughter of Elizabeth Swift Holladay and Charles William Baker Jr., she was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware along with her sister Anne Louise Baker Carroll and her brother Charles William Baker III.
Betsy graduated from the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware and the Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut.
Betsy and Hayden were longtime residents of Greenwich, Connecticut. She was a member of the Field Club of Greenwich, the Colony Club in New York, the Moorings Club in Vero Beach and the National Society of Colonial Dames. She is survived by her three children, Alexander Stirling Mathews (Katie), Adam Averell Mathews (Cherie) and Elizabeth Mathews Prezioso (Giovanni). She was very proud of and found constant delight in her grandchildren, Emily and her husband Brian, Julia, Alexander, Ashley and her husband Eli, Adam and great granddaughter Scarlet.
She loved playing bridge, knitting, needlepoint, archery, reading, music, dancing and her Yankees. She possessed undeterred optimism and determination and was fiercely loyal to her family and friends. What a life she lived, no matter how you measure it, sunsets over the water, phone calls with old friends, tomato sandwiches, cones of chocolatey ice cream, letters signed with lots of love, mystery novels and biographies, laughter with children and grandchildren, even text messages.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Little Flower 5607 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20816.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in the name of Elizabeth B. Mathews to the Indian River Medical Center Foundation, Attention Liz Bruner; 1000 37th Place; Suite 101; Vero Beach, Florida 32960; in recognition of exceptional medical care.
Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. An online guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com
Published in GreenwichTime on Sept. 9, 2018
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