Elizabeth Mae Marshall LaVine (“Betty”) of Carol Woods Retirement community in Chapel Hill, passed away peacefully following complications from surgery. Betty was born to George V. Marshall and Viola Schoen Marshall, in Highland Park Michigan. She graduated from Grand Haven High School and Albion College, where she majored in mathematics. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Kappa Mu Epsilon honor society in Mathematics. She taught high school math in Sparta Michigan, where she met William Stevens (“Bud”) LaVine, a fellow teacher. They were married in 1951. They subsequently moved to Mt. Pleasant, Erie, Ida, Monroe, Grand Haven and Ann Arbor, Michigan, following Bud’s career. They settled in Wheaton, Maryland in 1974 when Bud took a position with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Bud and Betty retired to Chapel Hill in 1990. Betty taught school for many years, and was active in United Methodist Women at each church they joined after each move. She was honored by UMW for her years of service in December 2015. She was an avid bridge player, and will be missed by the members of her bridge groups. She was particularly proud of having her World War II factory experience listed with the Rosie the Riveter project, and of listing Bud’s years of Naval Service at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. Her husband, Bud passed away in 2003 after they had celebrated 52 years of marriage. She is survived by her brother Glenn Marshall (Bunny) and 3 daughters and her son-in-laws – Linda and Jim Manor, Judy and Jim Lau and Karen LaVine, and niece Suzy Schut, who has been like a daughter to her. She is also survived by her grandchildren – Amy (Eric) Manor Thornton, John Manor (and fiancée Rachel Stratton), Christopher Manor, James Manor, Mary Ann Schmitt (and fiancé Josh Spiedel) and Claire Schmitt, and great-granddaughter, Etta Thornton. A celebration of life will be held in the Carol Woods Assembly Hall. Please sign her guest book at <a href="http://cremationsocietync.com" target="_new">cremationsocietync.com</a>, arranged by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas.
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