|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1912|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 2010|
Elizabeth Nash "Betty" Hewett Bergstrom, 97, widow of Philip Rockwell Bergstrom, died July 21, 2010.
Born in New Britain, CT on December 26, 1912, Betty was the daughter of Frederick Hewett, one-time New Britain town council member, and Edith Deming Hewett, a much-loved teacher.
She was predeceased by three brothers, James Deming Hewett, Julius Osborn Deming Hewett, and Alden Creighton Hewett.
While she lived in New Britain, she was a worthy adviser of the Rainbow girls, a member of the YWCA, the Boys Club Auxillary and the New Britain Hospital Auxillary. Prior to moving to Avery Heights in Hartford, she lived in Kensington for twenty-eight years. There, she belonged to the Eastern Star, Lady Washington Chapter, #45, was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Kensington Garden Club, and the Kensington Congregation Church. The church was very important to her and she was a president of the Women's Service League and a member of the Tuesday Sewing Circle.
When she and her husband moved to Avery Heights in 1981, she became a motivating force in many of the volunteer and fund-raising activities there. She was like a resident social worker, always willing to help when needed. For many years she ran the rummage sales ans was known as "Rummage Betty."
She helped out with bingo and birthday parties and drove fellow residents to stores, appointments, or wherever they needed to go. She was also a president of the Avery Heights Auxilliary. Betty was happiest keeping busy--the secret to her long and happy life.
Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Devlin of Unionville, two grandsons, Peter Devlin of Unionville, and Kyle Devlin, his wife Hee-jung, and great-granddaughter, Sara Moon of Seoul, South Korea, and several nieces and nephews.
At her request, her body was donated to the UCONN Medical School.
A memorial service will be held on Friday (August 6, 2010) at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Avery Heights with the minister, Olivia Robinson, of the Kensington Congregational Church officiating.
A private service of interment will be at West Lane Cemetery in Kensington at a later date.
Published in The Hartford Courant on August 4, 2010.
West Lane Cemetery
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Aug 04, 2010
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