Mrs. Elizabeth Bazemore Tebell

February 25, 1933October 4, 2014

Elizabeth Wood Bazemore Tebell, born February 25, 1933, in Hampton, Virginia passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, G. Curtis and Elizabeth Wood Bazemore, her brothers, Curtis Jr., John and Donald, and her husband, Gus Tebell. She is survived by her son, Sam Crickenberger (Cynthia), daughter Leslie Blair (Charlie) and grandchildren Grace, Asa, Kemper, Reed, Carter, and Michael, great grandson, Gus, and stepson Carl Tebell (Nancy) and step grandchildren Maggie and Charley. Betty graduated from Newport News High School, attended Longwood College, and made her home in Charlottesville since 1957. She loved music and directed the choir at Church of Our Saviour for seventeen years. Betty made lifelong friends while working for Drs. Moon, Wallenborn, Sydnor and Eastham and later for Dr. Spano. She battled cancer in 1983, 1998 and 2013. Betty and Gus loved their grandkids, attended as many of their activities and life events that they could and loved just being together. A service will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the chapel of the Church of Our Saviour on Rio Road at 2:00 pm followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. The family would like to thank Dr. Struble and the caring nurses at the Martha Jefferson Hospital Cancer Center as well as Betty’s many wonderful friends who provided great comfort and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Martha Jefferson Hospital’s Women’s Center (500 Martha Jefferson Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22901) or St. John the Baptist Church (4708 Dick Woods Rd., Charlottesville, Va. 22903).


  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014


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Aristea Vlavianos

October 10, 2014

Our deepest sympathy for Betty's family and friends, so sorry for your loss,

Risty & Sal

October 7, 2014

Leslie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your memories of your mother's rich love will lift you in the days to come; and a spirit of thankfulness for her indescribable role in your life will spill forth. Mothers are special when they are with us - and ever after.
Mattie Flowers, Richmond, VA

Tracey Wingfield

October 7, 2014

I pray God comforts Betty's children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. I will miss her perfect blend of sweet and spicy. I can see her sitting in her office 30 years ago and I can see her as she was this past year. I'm thankful for the many, many memories that will outlast us all. Love, Tracey Wingfield

October 6, 2014

Betty was such a fantastic person and friend and I am sure she is now directing the choir again...she and Farrell are singing together and she is with Gus...If I could possibly be there Wed I would be... With much love to all of you...Calvert and Ed

Pat Delany

October 5, 2014

As I honor your Mom, I send my love to all the wonderful family members that remain to carry on her goodness.

Lynda & Clint Wingfield

October 5, 2014

Leslie & Sam, I'm so sorry for your loss. Clint & I will miss her greatly. We had so many wonderful times together, birthdays, holidays, and celebrating our anniversaries the same day. She was the glue that held our "group" from MWS&E together. To the grandchildren & baby Gus, your Gramma was so proud and loved each of you with all her heart. We will miss her!