Saturday, July 23, 2011

May she rest in peace.

Betty Louise Bell-Miller died Friday, July 22, 2011, after a valiant battle with cancer. She passed away at home with the unstoppable love, support, and care of her husband, Gerald Miller, who was a great comfort to her both in sickness and in health. Betty was a long-time resident of the stateline area. She was a quilter, a gardener, an interior designer, an artist, a reader, a seamstress, a needleworker and a blogger. She will be greatly missed as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a feisty ally and a generous friend. She will not be forgotten.
Betty will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Gerald, her daughter, Vicki, her son Michael, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, her step-son Gerald jr. and his family, and her half-brothers and sisters, Karen, Karla, Steven and Robert.
As an only child, Betty is preceeded in death by her mother, Eliza Beth Sitone', and her father, Theron Glen Bell.
A memorial service will be held on Wed, July 27, 2011, at 11 a.m. to celebrate her life.

Betty has requested that the following quote be etched upon her grave marker:

"Hope" is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.