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Betty Ann Dickson

2022-04-28

Beloved wife and mother Betty Fair Dickson, age 83, passed peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Fernandina Beach, Florida with her husband by her side. In addition to her husband of 58 years, Bill Dickson, she is survived by her son, Scott; sister, Lois; sister-in-law, Anne; nieces, and extended family members. She was predeceased by her daughter Susan.

Betty, daughter of the late Loring and Mary Fair, was born November 6, 1938, and raised in Greenville, Ohio. She attended Greenville High School, graduating in 1956. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University.

She was a teacher and served on the DeKalb County, Georgia and Scott County, Iowa library boards. She loved teaching composition and literature at the high school and college level for almost 20 years. In retirement she continued her love of books, libraries, and community, volunteering at the local library as well as the Barnabus Center/New to You in Fernandina Beach. She was an active member of St. Peters Episcopal Church, serving as church librarian, shepherd, and as a frequent usher. She and her husband enjoyed travel with friends over the years, taking numerous trips to Europe as well as Alaska and the Maritime Provinces closer to home. While her latter years presented several challenges, she faced each day bravely, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Bill and Scott want to extend their thanks and appreciation to Community Hospice and Savannah Grand for making Betty active and comfortable in her final weeks. Memorial service arrangements will be made at a later date. The family asks that instead of flowers, donations be made to Nassau County Public Library System/Fernandina Beach Library, your local library, Nassau (FL) Humane Society, or your local no-kill animal shelter, in honor of her love of animals.

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