Elizabeth Gray Hartmann
Devil Hills - Elizabeth Gray Hartmann passed away peacefully in Kill
Devil Hills July 28, 2017. "Bette" as she was
lovingly known, was 94. She was the daughter of late George A. Gray and
Ellen M. Gray and the wife of the late August J. Hartmann. Bette was
born and raised in Kearney, New Jersey.
After completing her
nursing studies, Bette joined the United States Army during World War
II. She rose quickly through the ranks to become a 2nd Lieutenant in
the Army Nurse Corps.
Following her military services, Bette met
the love of her life- August J. Hartmann and the two went on to raise a
family in the Flanders, New Jersey area. In recent years, Bette
relocated to the Outer Banks following the death of her husband, to be
closer to family. It was during this time developed a progressive
visual impairment. While she bravely battled the condition she
never lost her unique spirit. Bette's family extends its heartfelt
thanks to Dr. John Shepperd at Virginia Eye Consultants for
his unwavering commitment to her sight and preserving her quality of
Surviving Bette are her two daughters, Laura Woodruff of
Kill Devil Hills, and Vickie Glover (Brad) of Charlotte, NC; four
grandchildren, Michael Allan, Melissa, Brad , and Jonathan; six
great-grandchildren, Chelsea, MacKenna, Dylanie, Kamden, Irelynd, and
Devin; as well as a host of other beloved extended family members and
her loyal friend, Greg Meade also of Kill Devil Hills.
family will hold a memorial service back home in New Jersey at a future
date. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully asks that memorial
donations be made to Batten Disease research through
Condolences to the family may be
expressed at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral
Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.