Obituary of Elizabeth Eertmoed
EERTMOED, Elizabeth “Betty” (nee Mayer), 08/08/1942 – 06/25/2018 -
With heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Elizabeth Gail Eertmoed. Cherished wife of Gary Eertmoed, loving mother of Jeannine Marshall of Austin, TX and Jeffrey Eertmoed of Cape Cod, MA. Special Grandma of Alex and Gregory Marshall, and Antony Eertmoed. Sister of Barbara Dunn and Raymond Mayer.
Born on Long Island, NY and grew up in Pekin, Illinois. Betty graduated from Pekin Community High School where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and received the John Philip Sousa award for excellence as a flutist. She achieved a BS degree from the University of Illinois and an MS degree from Chicago State University, both in Biological Science. She used these degrees teaching biology at Rich South High School, Matteson, Illinois. Betty retired to Sanibel, Florida, where she volunteered at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. She also enjoyed playing her flute and piccolo in the BIG Arts Concert Band on Sanibel Island.
Her passions revolved around quilting and working in her perennial flower garden on St. Joseph Island in Ontario and her native plant yard on Sanibel. A memorial tribute fund is being established at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Contributions may be sent to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, "In Memory of Betty Eertmoed" (SCCF, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel FL 33957). Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, (705-945-7758).