Elizabeth "Betsy" Payne Budd

November 14, 1929October 24, 2021

Elizabeth “Betsy” Payne Budd, 91, a resident of Bridgewater Retirement Community, formerly of Harrisonburg, died on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

She was born on November 14, 1929 in Harrisonburg and was the daughter of the late John Winston and Blanche Donovan Payne.

Betsy graduated from Harrisonburg High School and attended Madison College. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and volunteered her time with the food pantry at the church and Massanutten Regional Library.

On April 30, 1953, she married Earl A. Budd, who preceded her in death on July 4, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Laura Lee B. Fleishman and husband, Jeff, of Williamsburg, Ann B. Mills and husband, Garth, of Bridgewater, John Patrick Budd, Sr. and wife, Tracy, of Roanoke, and Edward F. “Ted” Budd and wife, Carrie, of Harrisonburg; her grandchildren, Winston Fleishman Spong and husband, Chase, Garth Mills, Jr. and wife, Maribeth, Daniel Mills and wife, Gabi, Molly Mills Yazman and husband, Ben, Holland Budd, John P. Budd, Jr. and wife, Kristen, Mary Adams, Katie Budd Hall and husband, Christopher, Scott Budd and wife, Theresa, Jack Budd and fiancé, Bailey Dismore and Allison Budd; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Jannese P. Marine, Eleanor P. Roller and Virginia P. Wine.

A funeral mass will be held 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father John Baab officiating. Burial will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Healthcare Foundation, Inc., 302 North 2nd Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812 or Massanutten Regional Library, 174 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Laura Lee B. Fleishman (Jeff), Daughter
  • Ann B. Mills (Garth), Daughter
  • John Patrick Budd, Sr. (Tracy), Son
  • Edward F. "Ted" Budd (Carrie), Son
  • Winston Fleishman Spong (Chase), Grandchild
  • Garth Mills, Jr. (Maribeth), Grandchild
  • Daniel Mills (Gabi), Grandchild
  • Molly Mills Yazman (Ben), Grandchild
  • Holland Budd, Grandchild
  • John P. Budd, Jr. (Kristen), Grandchild
  • Mary Adams, Grandchild
  • Katie Budd Hall (Christopher), Grandchild
  • Scott Budd (Theresa), Grandchild
  • Jack Budd (Fiance' Bailey Dismore), Grandchild
  • Allison Budd, Grandchild
  • Twelve, Great-Grandchildren
  • Numerous, Nieces & Nephews
  • Earl A. Budd, Husband (deceased)
  • Blanche Donovan Payne, Mother (deceased)
  • John Winston Payne, Father (deceased)
  • Jannese P. Marine, Sister (deceased)
  • Eleanor P. Roller, Sister (deceased)
  • Virginia P. Wine, Sister (deceased)

  • Garth Mills, Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Dan Mills, Active Pallbearer
  • John Budd, Jr., Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Budd, Active Pallbearer
  • Jack Budd, Active Pallbearer

  • Bridgewater Healthcare Foundation
  • Massanutten Regional Library


  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, November 13, 2021


Elizabeth "Betsy" Payne Budd

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Bill Budd

November 2, 2021

I remember all the good food from your mom when we would visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rose Marie and Joe Estock

October 31, 2021

Rose Marie and I send our prayers and condolences to the Budd family over the passing of Betsy, a friendly and gracious woman
who touched the lives of many. May she rest in peace.
Joe Estock

Kathy/Bart Keaveny

October 28, 2021

So many memories. Love and hugs to you all. I do have a few recipes 😉, Aunt Betsy was the best cook and a great lady. Love. Kathy & Bart

Tammy Layman

October 25, 2021

Betsy, sweet Betsy was a very loving and caring lady that I had the utmost privilege to take care of at Bridgewater Retirement Community. She was such a delight, beautiful inside and out. She will be greatly missed by all of us who took care of her. Fly high in heaven sweet angel. We love you.