Betty Owen Hatrick, 1943-2016

Betty Owen Hatrick of Leesburg, Virginia, entered the Resurrection Life on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Born Wednesday, May 12, 1943 in Danville, Virginia, Betty was the daughter of the late Willie Smith Owen and the late Ruth Armethia Cox Owen. She was a graduate of Spring Garden High School and Radford Hatrick, BettyCollege where she majored in English and French.  She came to Loudoun County High School in 1965 to teach both subjects.  There she met and married fellow English teacher Edgar B. Hatrick, III.  Betty went on to be a charter faculty member at Broad Run High School before leaving the classroom in 1969 to begin her family with her husband.  As a young mother she helped to found the St. James’ Episcopal Church pre-school, which flourishes to this day.  For many years she organized the coffee and fellowship hour.  She saw that time as a ministry of the church in welcoming visitors and newcomers and encouraging members and visitors to share events of their lives and support one another.  She served for a number of years on the Board of the Douglass Community Center.  She also helped with many St. James’ Rummage Sales as well as the annual Loudoun Hospital Rummage Sale.

Betty was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and homemaker. She was an avid gardener, extensive reader, and supporter of the performing arts. She treasured time with her friends and their families.  Her life was guided by her Christian faith.  Throughout her marriage she joined her husband in numerous professional activities at the local, state, and national levels. Wherever she traveled she was always seen as a model of southern womanhood.

She leaves her beloved family to cherish her memory including her husband of 48 years, Edgar B.  Hatrick, III, of Leesburg, VA; daughter, Elizabeth Hatrick Scheib and husband Gregory P. Scheib of Leesburg, VA; son Edgar B. Hatrick, IV, and wife Kristi G. Hatrick of Brunswick, ME; and son William Owen Hatrick of Sacramento, CA.  She also leaves three granddaughters, Lillian Elizabeth and Evelina Virginia Hatrick, and Grace Elizabeth Scheib.  She is also survived by two brothers, Thomas B. Owen and his family, and Gene F. Owen, of Pittsylvania County, VA, as well as numerous cousins and extended family members.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, Virginia 20175.

A Memorial and Celebration of Betty’s life will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at St. James’ Episcopal Church located at 14 Cornwall Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 with the Rev. Mark R. Feather officiating. A reception at the church will immediately follow the service.  Interment will be held at 1:30 PM in Union Cemetery, Leesburg, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to St. James’ Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall Street, NW, Leesburg, VA 20176 or online at stjamesleesburg.org/pages/giving; the Loudoun Education Foundation, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148 or online at lef-va.com/donate.html; the George C. Marshall International Center, 312 East Market Street, Suite C, Leesburg, VA 20176 or online at georgecmarshall.org/donate.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com

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