Bettie Friedell Watford

September 1, 1913 - August 10, 2010

09/01/1913 - 08/10/2010

Past Services

Sunday August 22, 2010
2:00 pm
The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness
1905 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC 28731
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Following the church service, inurnment will be in the Columbarium and then a reception in the Parish Hall across the street.

Bettie Friedell Watford, 96, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Elizabeth House. A native of Upper Montclair, NJ, she lived in Austin, TX and San Antonio, TX before moving to Henderson County in 2008. She was the daughter of the late Deupree Julien Friedell and Maude Ireland Brandt Friedell, and the wife of the late Wilbur Horsley Watford, who died in 1995. A life-long Episcopalian, she was a member of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, James Dale Watford and William Howard Watford.

Survivors include a daughter, Bettie Watford Orr and her husband, Charles Lee; a sister, Mary Oldham Wall of Ft. Forth, TX; five grandchildren, Thomas Deupree Watford, Michael Eric Watford, Michelle Watford Tyler, Teressa Kay Barner, Jakey Kay Elliott; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm Sunday, August 22, 2010, at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church. The Revs. H. Alexander Viola and Joyce Beschta will officiate. Inurnment will follow the service in the church columbarium. A reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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Patty Eldridge
8 years ago

My aunt Bettie was a very kind

and caring person. She lived a

very fulfilling life and will be missed by many.

Thomas Deupree Watford
8 years ago

my grandmother was one of the greatest woman i’ve known. She was a gentle person who was loved by everyone she knew. I will miss her greatly and the passion and inspiration she gave me.

Mary E. Wall
8 years ago

A strong & wonderful woman who not only witnessed history, but made a point to participate in it. A big sister to Mom always, and a great Aunt to me. You will be missed.


Mary E

Thomas Wall & Family
8 years ago

Bettie Friedell Watford was my aunt and was a very special person to me. She was the link between members of the Fridell family who had passed and myself. I recall the last time, several years ago, that my mother and Aunt Bettie were together. They were both having age related issues, but I recall Aunt Bettie being as happy and graceful as she had always been. It was like time had taken a break and allowed two sisters to recall their past.

Rest in peace Aunt Bettie.

Kathleen Barrows Bradford
8 years ago

Bettie, Charlie, and family,

Be comforted by the thoughts and prayers of those who care.

Love, Kathleen B. Bradford

8 years ago


Don and Betty Bledsoe
8 years ago

We celebrate those who have gone before Aunt Bettie and are rejoicing at their reunion. To be in the arms of Christ after living a full life and be cared for by her loving daugher is a blessing that is about life itself. Our condolense goes to Bettie and Charley who have so unselfishly buried each member of this family. That is called ‘love’.