Elizabeth “Betty” A. Wall


Elizabeth “Betty” A. Wall, 96, of Blair, formerly of Arcadia and Ettrick, died Monday, February 5, 2024, at Grand View Care Center, with her “baby sister” by her side.

Elizabeth was born September 29, 1927, to James and Myrtle (Beirne) Wall, their second child in Ettrick. She graduated from Galesville High School, Class of 1945. Betty worked at Ettrick State Bank from 1946-1986.

Betty was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a lifelong parishioner of St. Bridget’s. She was devoted to praying the Rosary. Although Betty never married, she was devoted to her 21 nieces and nephews, plus the “grands” as well. Betty embraced her Irish heritage.

She is survived by her brother, Robert “Red” (Leona) Wall; sisters: Jane (Robert) Berndt and Mary (James J) Sobotta; sister-in-law, Phyllis Wall; 19 nieces and nephews; great and great-great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding Betty in death were her parents; brothers: Walter and Francis; sister, Margaret (Peg) Witt; Betty’s 10th birthday present and sister-in-law, Kate Wall; nephews: Martin and Daniel Wall; also numerous Wall and Beirne relatives.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, February 12, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Ettrick. The Reverend Zacharie Beya officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Bridget’s and Holy Family Catholic School.

Betty’s family wants to thank the staff at Grand View Care Center for their care and concern during her three year stay and also St. Croix hospice.

Betty’s “heart” was always in Ettrick, her hometown for 83 years. No matter where she resided, Ettrick was the only place she called home.

Good and faithful servant, may you rest in peace.

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