Betty Hunt passed away on July 25, 2023, at her home in Chesapeake, Virginia. Elizabeth (Betty) Louise Timmerman Hunt was born on September 15, 1944, in Fargo, North Dakota to Elizabeth and William Timmerman.
Betty Lou, as she was affectionately known as a child and throughout her life, grew up on a farm near Amenia, North Dakota. She loved growing up with her siblings and many, many cousins. She graduated from Amenia High School, as one of a class of 11. She went on to graduate from Mayville State University in Mayville, North Dakota. After graduation, she set off on an adventure of a lifetime.
Betty was an English teacher. She taught for 38 years. Betty taught young students, soldiers, and sailors. After teaching for a few years in Minnesota, Betty took a job with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and moved to New Mexico. It was there that she met the love of her life, Richard Hunt. They got married after two months and were married for 54 years. Theirs is a love story for the ages.
Betty married a military man and accompanied him all over the world. They built an amazing life together. They have two children, Camille and David. As a family, the Hunts lived coast to coast and traveled everywhere in between. Betty and Richard settled in Virginia, where they have lived for over 30 years.
Betty taught at many schools, and she finished her teaching career at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. She taught there for 20 years and retired in 2009. After retirement she took on the greatest job of her life, caring for her precious grandchildren. Those years were so special to her.
Betty was predeceased by her dad William, her mom Elizabeth, her brother Bill, her brother Dick, and her sister Becki. Left to continue loving her are her adoring husband Richard, her daughter Camille, her son David and his wife Stacie, her beloved grandchildren Kinsley and Kellen, her dear brother Steve, many cousins, loving sisters and brothers in law, nieces and nephews, and friends she’s made all throughout her life. If you knew her, you loved her!
Services will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, please thank your favorite teacher in honor of a woman who dedicated her life to teaching. Or memorize the “To be, or not to be” speech from Hamlet and recite it. Betty would love that.
She’ll continue her adventures with us in spirit!