April 6, 1940 - September 30, 2013

Burial Date October 9, 2013


MARSHALL, ELIZABETH J. “BETTY,” 73, a longtime resident of Waterbury, passed away peacefully at the Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barre on September 30. Born in Moretown on April 6, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Francis Sr. and Valentina (Callahan) Wilder. On Sept. 20, 1958, she married Neil Marshall in Waterbury. Betty was a 1958 graduate of Waterbury High School and following her marriage was happy and busy as a homemaker and raising her family. In 1965, she began work at Eagle Oil Co. in Waterbury, where she served as bookkeeper and administrative assistant until 1998, retiring due to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Betty’s memberships included St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury, the Central Vermont Boating Club, and was a former member of the Waterbury Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Gracious and kind-hearted, Betty is lovingly remembered by her family for her joy of cooking, camping, fishing, traveling, spending time on the coast of Maine, and at the family camp on Camel’s Hump. Betty also enjoyed the companionship of her dogs, Sassy and Jasper. Betty is survived by her former husband, Neil Marshall, of Waterbury; her sons, Robert Marshall and wife, Debra, of Waterbury, and Jeff Marshall and wife, Patty, of Brookfield; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sister, Ann Barr, of Waterbury; two brothers, Francis “Bubby” Wilder Jr., of Waterbury, and Malcolm “Mac” Wilder, of Duxbury; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held from the Waterbury Congregational Church on Oct. 9, 2013, at 11am, with a reception to follow in the church dining room. Inurnment will take place in Hope Cemetery, Waterbury.

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