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Betty Peirce

d. August 11, 2014

Betty Ann Peirce

MILFORD - Betty Ann Peirce passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was 78.

Betty Ann was born in Warrenton, Virginia on October 2, 1935 to the late Leonard Getty and Ada Eliza (Maddux) Burke.

She was employed by the federal government in civil service with the clerical department at Valley Forge Army Hospital in Pennsylvania. In 1957, when she and her family moved to Dover and later to Milford, Betty Ann transferred to the Dover Air Force Base where she worked as a shipment clerk in the MATCO office. She remained there until her retirement after 35 years service.

Betty Ann had a special bond with nature and was an animal lover. She enjoyed watching the birds at her feeders, spoiling her pets both feline and canine, and adored her Arabian horses which she bred and showed for 20 plus years. She appreciated the simple things in life; relaxing with a good book or taking a leisurely stroll around a local flea market.

She was a member of the Delmarva Arabian Horse Association and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John Peirce, V, her brother, Leonard J. Burke, Jr., and her sister, Ina Engle.

Betty Ann is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gail and John Ament of Milford; two grandsons, Trevor Turner and his wife Kim of Wilmington, and Ryan Ament of Rehoboth; one great grandchild, Nigel Ament, and many special nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave, Milford, where friends may call one hour prior.

Burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE, 19963.

(08/12/14)


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