HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Elizabeth "Bette" Carpenter, affectionately known as the silver fox, passed away at West Beach, Dagsboro, Delaware on August 5. 2012 at the age of 87. She is survived by her friend, Donna Asher, of Havre de Grace, Md. with whom she resided the past seven years. Miss Bette was a WW II and Korean War disabled veteran. It is believed she was the first WAC assigned to West Point. She worked for the Social Security Administration 1963-1986.
Always working to help veterans, she had over twenty-nine hundred volunteer hours at the Perry Point Maryland VA Center. She worked for the Disabled American Veterans as Department Service Officer Hospital Service Coordinator retiring in 1997. She survived breast cancer in 2000.
In her long life she was active in politics and was elected to the Maryland Republican Central Committee. She always had a sense of humor and enjoyed eating steamed crabs weekly at Price's Seafood in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Elizabeth was a member of the VFW, American Legion and a life member of the DAV. She was also a past commander of DAV Chapter 30, Bel Air. Md.
She loved spending time at the Delaware shore and helping others. Bette loved animals and leaves behind her two doggie friends, Raven and Mimi. Cremation services were performed through Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, DE. A Memorial is being planned for October 31st at the Perry Point VA Medical Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VA Medical Center/Chaplain Service PP/125, Perry Point, Maryland 21902.