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Posted: 5/12/13

Betsy Weston

Betsy Weston, formerly of Claremont, NH and Crown Point Country Club, died Friday, May 10th at the age of 93.  Betsy was a legendary golfer and personality in both Vermont and New Hampshire.  She won the Vermont State Amateur Championship in 1974 on her home course of Crown Point.  She also won the VSWGA Seniors' Championship five times.  Her first win was in 1971 again at Crown Point.  She won again in 1973 at Manchester, in 1976 at Rutland, in 1979  at Crown Point, and in 1982 at Kwiniaska.  She was also the runner-up in 1975, 1977, and 1978 and was the Super Senior winner in 1988.  She also won the New Hampshire Seniors' in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1981, and 1982.


On a personal note, I feel privileged to have been able to call her a friend, and to have had her as a partner for many invitationals over the years.  She was also my hero.  She was an outstanding athlete as well as an accomplished golfer.  Her quick wit and dry sense of humor made her fun to be around.  She had not played competitive golf in some time, so it likely that many you may not have known her.  She was a very special person, and I'm very glad that I did have the opportunity to know her.


Here is the obituary from the Valley News and the Stringer Funeral Home website:


Betsy H. Weston, 93, formerly of Marquis Avenue, Claremont, died Friday, Morning, May 10th at the Seasons at Summercrest in Newport.


She was born in Keene, NH on May 8, 1920 the daughter of Thomas B. and Ethel (McFarland) Holmes.


Betsy graduated from Keene High School and attended Bouve School of Physical Education in Boston.


She served as a technician in Elliot Hospital before enlisiting in the United States Navy in 1943 where she served for three years.


Betsy loved her golf and won numerous championships including the VT state amateur title in 1974.


She enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing and playing tennis.


Betsy is the widow of Henry M. Weston who died in 1993.


The family includes two daughters, Sally Teague and her husband, Thomas of Unity and Mary Hamilton of Newbury, VT; one grandson, William B. Hamilton and his wife, Kelly of Atlanta, GA; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Weston of Vail, AZ; several nieces and nephews.


She was predeceased by one son, Thomas M. Weston in 2009; two brothers, Thomas Holmes and Denman Holmes; one sister, Mary Packard.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made in her memory to the Sullivan County Humane Society, PO Box 111, Claremont, NH 03743.