June 4, 1924 ~ February 4, 2012
Elizabeth 'Bette' Winchell, age 87, passed away at home in Hamden on Saturday, February 4, 2012 surrounded by her family. Bette was the widow of Harrie C. Winchell. Born in Filer, Idaho on June 4, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Morris & Martha Goode Clark. She attended Boston University, and received her Masters Degree in Reading Readiness from Central Connecticut. Bette taught school in Old Saybrook, Hartford and Hamden. She was an avid gardener and square dancer, loved God and her family. Bette is survived by her daughter Daryl Martinke & husband Dr. David of Tonawanda, NY; her sons, Clark Winchell & wife Mary of Bethany, Dean Winchell & wife Susie of Richland Center, WI, Dale Winchell & wife Amy of Deep River, Hugh Winchell & wife Sylvia of Hamden, step-son Robert Winchell & wife Judy of Atlanta, GA and her 12 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Frank M. Clark. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Friday February, 10th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with a service beginning at 7:00 PM. Interment will take place on Saturday at 11:00 AM in Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave, Hartford. Contributions in her memory may be made to the CT Food Bank, 150 Bradley Ave, East Haven, CT 06512.