Beloved mother, grandmother, and friend Mrs. Betty Aldington passed away peacefully with family on Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Winter Springs, Florida, at the age of 96.
Betty touched many lives with her never-ending kindness. She leaves behind a large family and network of friends residing across the United States. Grandma Betty is lovingly remembered by her immediate family in Florida, including her granddaughter Christen Hedge, a school psychologist and Christen’s husband, Gregory Hedge, owner of an IT security business, three great-grandsons, Sebastian, a graduate of Rollins College, Colin, a student at Rollins College and Griffin, a high school student and two retired sons-in-law, Robert Davis, husband of the late Barbara Aldington, and Dean Hooker, husband of the late Robyn Hooker.
Her four loving children predeceased Betty, including her daughter Robyn Hooker, a diplomat, her son Thomas Aldington, a musician and IT consultant, her daughter Janey Scott, an executive, married to Robert Scott and her daughter Barbara Aldington, who worked with information technology.
Betty retired to River Bend, North Carolina, in September of 1988, after residing in Keene, New Hampshire, for 25 years, where she raised four children and worked for the non-profit Monadnock Family Services as an office manager for 23 years. She was an active and respected volunteer in Keene, New Hampshire, serving as the Chairperson for the Supervisors for the Voting Checklists for many years, a hospice volunteer, and Board of Senior Citizen’s.
As a member of the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church for 25 years, Betty taught Sunday School, was a member of the Women’s Coalition, was President of the Congregation, and served on the Ministerial Relations Committee.
Betty was a generous individual who loved and supported arts and music. While in River Bend, North Carolina, she worked and donated her time as a volunteer supporting many local charities and arts centers, including the New Bern Civic Theater, the New Bern Women’s Club, Citizen division, literacy outreach, Gray Ladies hospital volunteers, and the Twin River YMCA.
Betty then moved to her dream state, Florida, to live by her daughter, Robyn, who retired from the Foreign Service and son-in-law, Dean, in the world’s largest retirement community, The Villages.
Betty requested she not have a service. As a lifelong lover of the beach and sunshine, her ashes will be scattered with roses off the coast of Florida.
In place of flowers or cards, please send donations in the memory of Betty Aldington to https://giving.uua.org/friends or to donate by mail, Unitarian Universalist Association, Attn: Gift Processing, 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1409.