Betty Lou Steele Obituary

March 7, 2012

in Bridgewater,News,Obituaries

MORRISVILLE — Funeral services for Betty Lou Tarleton Steele who died Feb. 26, 2012 at Morrisville, after a long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) will be held April 7 at 1 p.m. at the Bridgewater Congregational Church.
She was born on June 20, 1947 in Hanover, N.H., daughter of James Ray and Arlene (Rollins) Tarleton.
Betty Lou attended school in South Pomfret and graduated from Woodstock Union High School.
Betty Lou worked as a nurse’s Aide at the Veterans Hospital in White River Jct., and as a visiting nurse in the Woodstock area. She loved to travel, camp and work in her gardens.
Survivors include a son, Ekiah James Tarleton of Stowe; two brothers, two sisters and their spouses, Stephen and Joan Tarleton and Bernice (Tarleton) and James Sawyer, both of Bridgewater, Kenneth and Jackie Tarleton of Woodstock and Elaine (Tarleton) and John Grant of Cobalt, Conn.; granddaughter Felicia Pierce of Windsor; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, James Ray Tarleton Jr.; and one sister, Arlene Frances (Tarleton) Remick.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Columbia University ALS Gift Fund, Columbia University Medical Center, Development Center, 100 Haven Ave., Suite 29D, New York, NY 10032.
This obituary first appeared in the March 8, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.

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Patricia Steele March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I will always remember my dear friend, Betty, as a warm and caring person. She also had quite a sense of humor and her smile and laughter will always be a cherished memory for me. Over the years I enjoyed going on trips with her as they were always quite an adventure and so much fun. I will dearly miss her wonderful friendship.


Don & Kathy Thompson March 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm

We knew Betty Lou as*Chickie* she is Don’s cousin. she was a very caring person,kind and seemed to have a smile all the time.If there was one thing Chickie stood for it would be God and she let you know it everytime you spoke to her.We are sure she is in heaven talking his ear off-What a treat it was being around her. She loved her family.

Wendy Dezotelle March 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

To my Beautiful friend Betty Lou Steele…I have many great memories of time spent with you that I will always cherish. I will miss you dearly until that day we meet again. For now, know how much you were loved. To Betty’s son, Ekiah and family…my thoughts and prayers and my heart are with you.


Bev Lewis March 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

Steve, Joanie and family,

Our thoughts are with all of you at this sad time. But know that Betty Lou has no more pain and is in better place looking down on all of you.

Bev & Jim

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