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Elizabeth Burton

February 8, 1932 — April 18, 2024

Beautifully and wonderfully made, Betty was born on February 8, 1932, in St, Lambert, Quebec.

Betty passed peacefully at home on April 18, 2024, with her family by her side. Betty is survived by her husband of 64 years, Randy Burton; four children David, Peter, Jennifer, George, and their spouses; 9 grandchildren and their spouses, and 5 greatgrandchildren. After graduating high school Betty became a Registered Nurse and worked at the Montreal General Hospital. It wasn't long before she realized her dream to travel and became a TWA Flight Attendant. She was based in Chicago, then San Francisco where she met her husband, Randy. Together they continued their life of adventure along with their 4 children. The Burton Family was transferred to Ethiopia, India, and Chicago before making their home in Albuquerque in 1974.

We know Mom would not want us to be sad, but how can you not be after losing someone so incredibly special and amazing. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She supported her husband, her children, and her grandchildren to no end. She attended sporting events and musical performances with encouraging words, a smile, and always a "well done."

Betty was inviting, caring, loving, welcoming, persistent, a dynamo, and a little spicy. Betty made sure the people around her felt recognized and special. Her happiest moments were helping others, celebrating birthdays and holidays, and getting together "just because."

One thing about Betty, if she didn't like a response, her standard answer was "boohiss." Betty didn't settle, she always strived for better.

Betty was always up for an adventure and loved the outdoors. She walked, hiked, skied, ice skated, and tended to her flowers. Betty was a true believer in the outdoors curing any ailment. If someone was not feeling well her standard comment was "go outside and get some fresh air, go for a walk, you'll feel better!"

Betty volunteered with the Assistance League of Albuquerque for 18 years and was a valued and cherished member. In 2015, Betty was awarded the prestigious Ada Edwards Laughlin Award for her dedication to the Assistance League. She worked in the Thrift Shop and at the Blue Portal in Old Town. She participated in the following committees: Assault Survivor Kits, Operation School Bell, Kids are Pretty Special, Fundraising, Mentoring, and Nominating. Betty was living her best life while volunteering with the Assistance League. She was helping others, involved in the community, and made lifelong friends.

Well done, Mom. You embraced every day with joy and a "let's go" attitude. As you often said, "don't let the grass grow under your feet." You were interested in others, cherished time with family and friends, and enjoyed sharing a glass of wine. You loved your family and your friends and lived a fantastic life. You were the best cheerleader and greatest supporter for your family. We love you and you will be missed, but we will meet again. TTFN

Donations can be made to the Assistance League P.O. Box 35910 Albuquerque, NM 87176 or www.assistanceleague.org/albuquerque 

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