Elizabeth Hill Scott "Bettie" passed away peacefully on September 28, 2017, after an extended illness with breast cancer. Born on April 20, 1934, Bettie was a life-long resident of Montgomery and had a deep affection for the city. She was educated in the Montgomery public schools and then went on to graduate from Newcomb College of Tulane University. Her ties of family and friendship were many, often going back to the days of her childhood. Bettie was beloved by people from all walks of life because she radiated a natural goodwill and a keen interest in the lives of others.
As a devoted mother and wife, teacher and concerned citizen, she was involved in many aspects of the life of her family, community, and state. She actively supported the causes she believed in and was ready to lead when called upon or to support the efforts of others. She had that rare gift of being an effective advocate without malice towards those with other views. And aside from serious endeavors, Bettie was up to her ears in the social side of life and the simple joys of living.
She was predeceased by her parents, Luther and Betty Hill, and is survived by her husband of sixty years, John Scott, and three daughters: Ellie Kirby (Roald), Laura Breyfogle (Sam) and Amelie Moutoux (Dave); along with grandchildren: Elizabeth Kirby, Rosy Kirby, Sara Breyfogle, Scott Breyfogle, Brian Moutoux and Alan Moutoux. Surviving kin also includes a brother, Luther Hill, sister, Lida Hill, and brother-in-law, Jim Scott; along with a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bettie was devoted to her family and very fond of all her kin.
Bettie had a quiet faith and was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church at Mt. Meigs for many years. A memorial service will be held at Grace Church parish hall on Tuesday, October 3rd at 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon followed by a reception in the church gardens.
Memorial gifts may be made to:
Grace Episcopal Church
PO Box 640096
Pike Road AL 36064
Hospice of Montgomery
1111 Holloway Park
Montgomery AL 36117
A Charity of Your Choice
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from September 30 to Oct. 2, 2017.