Elizabeth Monro (1944 - 2019)

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Elizabeth R. Monro  

Elizabeth (Betty/BR) Love Roberts Monro, age 74, of Woodbridge, Virginia, departed this life on January 2, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Charles B. Monro Jr.; beloved step-daughters, Laurie Monro Howell and Shari Monro Dow (LJ Alefantis); cherished grandchildren, Dustin and Ryan Howell and Paige Dow; deeply adored nieces and nephew, Martha Roberts Smith (Mike), William Booth Roberts (Connie), Sarah Katherine (Kate) Roberts VanMersbergen (Dan); sister-in-law, Laura Wilcox Roberts (Glover) and precious great-nephew and niece, Parker Thomas Strong and Samantha Hope VanMersbergen. Betty is also survived by many loving family members from the Peets, Roberts, and Buffett families, as well as more treasured friends than anyone could ever imagine, and her beloved pets. She joins in rest her parents William Booth and Dorothy Peets Roberts; her brother, Thomas Glover Roberts III; her aunts and uncle, Mary Lorraine "Peets" Buffett and James Delaney Buffett, Sarah Love Peets and Thomas D. Peets, and her beloved niece, Connie Davis Roberts. Betty was born in 1944 in Gulfport, Mississippi. She graduated from Gulfport High School (1962) and the University of Mississippi (1966.) After college, Betty started her professional life as a social worker in the Mississippi court system, followed by a long, successful career in politics and government in Washington, DC. She was a lobbyist with the Air Transport Association, Chief of Staff to Congressman Mac Collins (R-GA) and served in both Bush Administrations, working as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation for Aviation Policy, then Deputy Administrator, followed by Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration. She retired in 2004. Betty was a long-time resident of Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, and Northern Virginia, and an active member of the community where she touched many people with her unparalleled generosity and exuberance for life and her kind, fun loving spirit. Most important to Betty was her deep faith. She was a gracious servant and true worshipper. She dedicated her life to the Lord and lived it out as an active member of All Saints' Church in Woodbridge since 2000. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, January 14, at a p.m. at All Saints' Church, 14851 Gideon Drive Woodbridge, VA 22192. Services are being handled by Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home www.mountcastle.net. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in a check to All Saints' Church to support missions and ministries that she devoted her life to. Donations may also be made to "Betty's Blessings" online at https://engage.suran.com/allsaintschurch/s/give/new-gift.

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Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home & Crematory Inc
13318 Occoquan Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 494-2000
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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 11, 2019
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