READSBORO - Elizabeth A. Birch, 82, a resident of East Main Street, died Saturday, March 19, at home surrounded by her family.
Betty was born in Arlington on February 25, 1940, the daughter of the late Harold and Beatrice Lauzon Baldwin, and attended Arlington and Shaftsbury schools. Betty loved her home. She enjoyed painting classes at the YMCA, ceramics, crocheting, snowmobiling, and going to camp. She was captain of the Readsboro Muster Team and a member of the Readsboro Fire Department Auxiliary. Most important to her was her family.
Betty is survived by her daughter Kim Bills (George), of Readsboro; brothers Bobby Baldwin, of Missouri, Harold Baldwin and his significant other Irene Nesbitt, of Shaftsbury, Joe Baldwin, of Hyde Park, NY, Tim Baldwin, of Florida, and Ed Baldwin, of California; sisters Joyce Hyatt, of Bennington, Debbie Mattison, of Cambridge, NY, and Bonnie Baldwin, of Yuma, AZ; her grandchildren Jason and Amber Bills; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Birch, whom she married in Readsboro on August 31, 1957. Mr. Birch died September 28, 2021. She was also preceded in death by her grandson George Bills Jr.
At the request of the family there will be no formal funeral services. If friends desire gifts in Betty’s memory may be made to St. John Bosco Catholic Church, c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralomes.com.