Betty Lou Beam Hilton

April 3, 1927December 24, 2018

Betty Beam Hilton, 91, Conover, NC, passed away recently at her home in Conover.

Betty was born April 3, 1927 in Lincoln County, and was the daughter of the late James Lester and Ella Hoyle Beam.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Leroy C. Hilton, brothers Paul Bess Beam, Hubert Lester Beam and sister Eva Sue Beam. Betty graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College. Married Lee and they both went to work for Lockheed-Martin Aerospace, where they retired after 38 years.

A private service were held at Catawba Funeral Home followed by interment at Catawba Memorial Park.

Many thanks to David and Cindy Dietrich for their loving care, also the staff of Visiting Angels, Carolina Caring and Catawba Regional Hospice which provided extraordinary care for Betty in her home, until she went to be with the Lord.

Betty is loved by so many and will ALWAYS remain in our hearts.

Condolences may be left at

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital at PO Box 1893 Memphis, TN 38101-9950.

The Hilton Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


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