Betty Jean Catherine Rhodes Cary

Betty Jean Catherine Rhodes Cary of Broadway passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 P.M. at the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock. Burial will be Private.

Betty retired as the Deputy Commissioner from the Warren County Commissioner of Revenue Office in 1991 after 25 years of service. She enjoyed retirement by being with family, fishing and traveling the country with her husband, Walter in their motor home.

Her first husband, John D. Powell, Jr., preceded her in death.

Betty is survived by her husband of 33 years, Walter O. Cary; four sons, John D. “Robbie” Powell III of  Charleston, WV, Bruce G. Powell of Winchester, Brian G. Powell of Broadway, and Mark S. Powell of Broadway; a step- daughter, April C. Pittman of Courtland; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, David N. Rhodes of Fayetteville, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Betty’s favorite charitable organization- Hope Tree Family Services, formally known as the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 849, Salem, VA 24153.

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9 Condolences to Betty Jean Catherine Rhodes Cary

  1. Jeff Kelble says:

    Walt and family, please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. With love, Jeff Kelble

  2. Herschel Finch says:

    Master Chief, you know my heart is with you, my friend and mentor. May God hold you in his right as he steers you and yours through this difficult time.

  3. Beau Beasley says:

    Walt, words escape me now at this difficult time for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I would like to say however I was always impressed with how much you honored your wife and how doggedly committed to her you were. What a rare quality we see in this day and age of McDonald’s drive thru marriages.

    She was lucky to have you Walt, and you were luck to have her. Would that we all could be so faithful and loving.

  4. Perry Crabill says:

    Walter, please accept my condolences for your loss. I went through a similar experience with my wife
    Harriet in 2009. Betty always seemed such a lively person, even with all of the health problems she
    fell heir to. I am unable to travel as far as Woodstock these days and won’t be there on Monday evening.
    I am notifying the other Barr family cousins of her passing.

    Perry Crabill
    Winchester, VA

  5. Millie Andrews says:

    Walt and family please except our heartfelt sympathy. What wonderful neighbors and friends you became. Please know that you All will be in our Prayers. Ronnie and Millie Andrews

  6. Trace Noel says:

    Walt, please accept my deepest sympathy and know that you are in my thoughts, Trace

  7. Eric Shockey says:

    Walt, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy for you in your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

  8. Cathy Stevenson says:

    John and Family – I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother. May the Lord give you strength and comfort during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Mike Swauger says:

    Walter and family with our deepest sympathy to hear about your loss of Betty.
    Arline and I have you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Come visit us when you can.
    Mike