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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