Elizabeth Carlton
1941 - 2020
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Elizabeth B. Carlton
1941-2020
CARLTON- Elizabeth B.
78, of Bedford, NY passed away peacefully on May 17, 2020. A loving and devoted grandmother, mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend, Elizabeth was born in Saginaw, Mich. to the late Norman and Jean Blundell. Raised in Kansas City, MO and Houston, TX, she attended the Lamar High School and earned her undergraduate degree at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va. Shortly after moving to Boston to start her advertising career, she met and later married Richard E. Carlton, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. The couple lived in London and Brooklyn before settling in Bedford, NY where they raised their two daughters. A dedicated community volunteer and advocate for women and children's rights, Elizabeth was an active member of the Junior League of Westchester County and The United Way and served as a Trustee Emerita of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. In 1979, she co-founded The Northern Westchester Shelter for Domestic Violence, known as Hope's Door Inc., one of the first shelters of its kind in Westchester County. She later served as the organization's board chair.
Elizabeth is predeceased by her husband Richard and survived by her daughters Beth Camp of Darien, Conn. and Catherine Sullivan of Rumson, N.J.; sons-in-law Lawton Camp and Michael Sullivan; grandchildren Nick, Anna, Curtis, Will, and Cate; and sister Susan Dymond and brother-in-law Michael Dymond (Taos, N.M.).
Elizabeth's family and friends will miss and cherish her grace, fortitude, faith, and humanity. Her family wishes to thank her caregivers for the constant and compassionate care shown to her over many years.
Elizabeth's family will hold a memorial service at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bedford at a later date. For those wishing to honor her memory, donations may be made to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bedford, Hope's Door Inc., or the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association Inc. (AARDA).

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Published in Houston Chronicle on May 24, 2020.
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September 12, 2020
"With unrelenting crescendo, the symphony of a life replete with melodic progression, hastens to its finale. And a friendship that is ours to share with its "largos" and "allegros" moves everlasting; onward, in sweet memories." Always Lynn
Lynn Rio
August 13, 2020
Her tireless work on behalf of victims of domestic violence helped to transform thousands of lives over the years. She made a lasting legacy.
CARLLA HORTON
Friend
May 30, 2020
I worked for Elizabeth many times with my good friend Barbara Planker a dedicated helper for Elizabeth. She was a lovely lady I liked her the moment I met her. classy, kind, dedicated to her cause. My deepest sympathy to her family. You will be missed. I only met her a few times but felt a connection with this lovely lady. You are now in a safe place and out of pain. So much love from Lynnette xxxx
Lynnette Murnane
Acquaintance
May 28, 2020
Beth and Katherine, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was an extraordinary women who had a great influence on my life. The world will be little darker without her light.
Barbara Planker
Friend
May 26, 2020
I know that even though you have a loss, you still have some great memories. I hope those memories will give you comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
May 24, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Clark Associates Funeral Home
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