DAVENPORT - Betty Ashton Barrett, age 71 of Davenport, FL passed away
Wednesday (9/2/09) at the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Haines City
from heart failure.
She was born July 9, 1938 in Niagara Falls, NY. where she graduated in 1956
from LaSalle High School. She attended Erie County Technical Institute in
Buffalo, NY. and was a registered dental hygienist, practicing in Indiana and
New York for many years before retiring with her husband, Tony and moving to
Davenport Florida in 1997.
As the mother of two sons, Betty was a Cub Scout den mother and was awarded a
Life membership in PTA. She also was an active volunteer, having served as an
officer in many organizations, Friends of the Library, American Red Cross,
Grand Island Historical Society and The River Lea Quilters Guild. She was a
member of the American Penwomen and lent her writing skills to many
organizations as well as being published in various newspapers and magazines.
She was a co-commissioner of the Clan Gunn Society of North America and helped
host clan tents in New England, New York, Alaska, and Florida.
In Florida she was a active member of the High Vista Community where she lived
and was a founding member of the High Vista Quilters and led water aerobics.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Tony Barrett , Sons, William
(Diana) Barrett of Marietta, GA, Thomas (Denise) Barrett of Anchorage, Alaska;
Four Grandchildren Robert Barrett of Atlanta, GA, Allison Barrett, Megan
Barrett of Anchorage, Alaska; Sister Claudia MCNulty of Ortonville, MI;
Brother Robert Ashton of Hull, MA.
Memorial services will be 3:00 PM. Monday (9/7/09) at the Club house at High
Vista at Ridgewood Lakes, Davenport, Florida.
It is requested that in lieu of flowers a donations in Betty's name be made to
Doctors Without Borders, P. O. Box 5023, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5023.
Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City, FL. Condolences may be sent via: oakridgefuneralcare.com