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Elizabeth Ann March

August 8, 1947June 3, 2017

Elizabeth Ann March, known to all who loved her as “Betty,” passed away after a long illness on June 3, 2017, in Williamsburg, VA, at the age of 69. Born on August 8, 1947, to the late Robert J. and Mary Frances (Goza) Johnson at Fort Totten, NY, Betty was raised for most of her life in Aberdeen, MD. She was married in 1971 to Lt. Col. (Ret.) Charles E. “Chuck” March who remained her devoted husband for 46 years. A 1969 graduate of the University of Maryland, Betty then earned her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Passionate about helping others, Betty worked for over thirty years as a social worker in various settings, notably serving as the Director of Social Work at Mount Vernon Hospital and then later in private practice as a licensed clinician. Upon retirement, Betty enjoyed traveling, especially trips with her husband to Provence, France; Alaska; and through the Panama Canal. She also took many “sister trips” throughout the U.S. and Canada. Betty volunteered locally at Hospice House and her church, enjoyed taking part in wine appreciation groups, and loved to spend time with her family. Left to cherish Betty’s memory is her loving husband; sisters, Jean Weinstein of Clarksville, MD, and Trish (Max) Friesland of Rockport, ME; brother Mike Johnson (Jill) of Ellicott City, MD; nephews, Jason and Jonathon Weinstein, Scott, Craig and Mark Johnson; nieces, Kate and Becky Friesland; her golden retriever Zack; and rescue cats Spencer and Audrey. Betty was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Mel Weinstein. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, June 12, at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, 8300 Richmond Road, Toano, VA 23168. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037 (donation forms may be downloaded at Lupus.org). Condolences may be offered at NelsenCares.com.

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    Monday, June 12, 2017

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Donna Yarbrough

March 13, 2019

She was the most kind and careing person I have ever had the pleasure to know. She cared about others and showed it by giving insightful encouragement and a wonderful smile. She and her husband, Chuck, went out of their way to make you feel like a real friend. They came to my college graduation and I will never forget that day sharing a warm love. I love them so much and I pray Chuck is comforted by wonderful endearing memories of all the good times they shared. She is surely an angel with golden wings looking down from heaven and guiding us gently with a guiding touch. My heart feels her heavenly presence. You will forever be my friend and confidant. I miss you enormously.

Donna Yarbrough dayarbro1@gmail.com

January 30, 2018

The world will miss your wonderful guiding light. Sleep safe in the arms of the angels my friend. My heart has lost a piece. Chuck I'm praying for you. I hope you can find peace in knowing she no longer suffers. If you ever need to talk, I will be here thinking about you.

Donna Yarbrough

September 10, 2017

Betty made such a difference in the lives of those who could not help themselves. She gave tirelessly of herself to help others rise above their hurt and pain. She will be missed deeply. Chuck, I pray you find some peace and are comforted by the knowledge that she is now at peace. There will never be anyone like her. God bless.

Deborah Molaschi

June 16, 2017

Our deepest condolences.
Dr. William Beneke, MD, and office staff.

June 9, 2017

Dear Trish (&family) Faith shared the news with her sisters, which is how I got here. You're one of my favorites of Faith's '70's era' friends so just wanted to express my deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your sister. I don't look forward to the day when I'll have to say good-bye to one of mine (or them me), but as my Daddy tells me "we will all be dancing together in heaven". What a good time that will be. Lots of love and hugs sent to you & yours, Brenda Hall Sarna

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY