|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1915|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1998|
Elizabeth F. Overton, 83, Pueblo, born Aug. 24, 1915, North Attleboro, Mass., died Aug. 27, 1998, after a brief illness.
Widow of Star-Journal columnist and conservationist Robert Overton.
Predeceased by parents, Carlton Hall Parker and Charlotte Newcomb Parker.
Survived by brother, Richard S. Parker, Narragansett, R.I.
She worked as a Girl Scout Professional in Allentown, Pa., and Michigan City, Ind., before joining the Red Cross to work in military hospitals in Hawaii with recently wounded servicemen in World War II. After the war, became head of Girl Scouts in Pueblo. Was first director of Girl Scout Camp Lazy Acres.
After marriage to Bob Overton, became a fifth grade teacher at Central Grade School. There she received the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society Environmental Education Award, was runner-up in the state conservation NACO-Allis Chalmer contest and received a certificate of merit from the Silver Star Lodge for service rendered to the youth of the community.
After Betty and Bob retired, they spent summers sailing on Lake Pueblo and winters sailing on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. She was in charge of information on the endangered whooping cranes for the Whooping Cranes Conservation Association, an international group. In 1996, she was awarded a certification of appreciation for her work. She will be missed by all of her friends who shared her love of learning and nature.
10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Chapel. Donations in her name may be made to the Whooping Crane Conservation Association, 3800 Meadowlark Drive, Sierra Vista, Ariz., or the Arkansas Valley.
Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1998
Imperial Memorial Gardens
Created by: Graveyard Walker
Record added: Dec 24, 2012
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