TEMPLETON - Elizabeth S. "Betty" (Johnson) Boutell, 79, of 101 Baldwinville Road, died peacefully Thursday morning, March 16, 2017 at her residence, with her family at her side.
She was born in Templeton on November 12, 1937, daughter of the late Victor and Edris (Uddman) Johnson and graduated from Templeton High School in 1955. Betty was a lifelong resident of Templeton.
Betty was a member of Faith Luther an Church and the former Covenant Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church. She sang in the church choir and sang with the former Straight From the Heart Singing Group. She and her late husband were members of Four Hearts as One Square Dancing Team.
Betty was a very kind and giving person. She volunteered for several years with the Fellowship Table at Chestnut Street Methodist Church. Betty was one of the founders of PTO in Templeton and was a member and past president of Templeton Women's Club. Betty was a member of the Class of 1955 Reunion Committee and was president of the Past Presidents Club in this area. In addition to loving her family, she loved animals and children.
Her husband of 40 years, Clifton "Red" Boutell, died in 1995. She leaves four children, Jeffrey Boutell and his wife Jean of Fitchburg, Cindy Richard and her husband Tom of Templeton, Robin Henrie and her husband Jean of Ashburnham and Randy Boutell and his wife Jessica of Templeton; seven grandchildren, Justin Richard and his wife Carey, Brandon Richard and his wife Kristin, Nicolas Richard and his wife Krystal, Noah Richard, Jace Henrie, Cameron Henrie and Desyre Miller, and one great grandson Owen Richard. A brother, Ernest Johnson, preceded her in death
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2 P.M. in First Church of Templeton, Templeton Common. The Rev. William Ault will officiate. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Friday, March 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gardner Animal Shelter or Templeton Animal Shelter.