Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Obituary: Betty (Scoville) Bluell

LAS VEGAS, NEV./ MADISON - Betty Bluell, age 75, of Madison, went home to be with God after a brief illness on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at a local Las Vegas hospital. She was born on Jan. 8, 1932, in Madison, the daughter of Helen and Bernard Scoville. She attended Madison Central High School. She was married to Charles A. Pierce on May 5, 1956, for 22 years until his passing in 1978. She later married Donald Bluell on May 7, 1983, for 15 years until his passing in 1998. While raising her two children, she ran the UW Extension Friedrick Center catering service for 16 years until her retirement in 1988. In 1989, she relocated to Las Vegas, with her late husband, Donald Bluell. She had a heart of gold and always went out of her way to help family members both emotionally and financially. She always made it a point to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, taking care of her dog Roxie and traveling back to Madison. She is survived by her children, Kathy Huseby of Las Vegas, Nev. and Charles Pierce of Madison; three grandchildren, Traci (Nate) Ellsworth, Charlie Pierce Jr. and Isabella Pierce; three great-granddaughters, Nicole Ellsworth, Madeline Ellsworth and Nicole Ellsworth; a sister, Jeanne Moriarity of Madison; nieces; nephews; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at 3:30 p.m. at ROSELAWN MAUSOLEUM, 705 Femrite Drive, Monona. Entombment will be at Roselawn Mausoleum.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 10, 2007

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