In Memoriam

Betty A. McIntyre-Currier
Betty Arlen McIntyre-Currier
Class of 1950
Betty A. McIntyre-Currier

Betty A. Currier, 78, of St. Marys passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011. Allison Memorial Chapel, St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 23, 2011


NORFOLK - Betty Arlen McIntyre Currier, 78, died peacefully at home in Saint Marys, Ga., on July 21, 2011 after a two and one half year struggle with terminal cancers. She was born in Hamlet, N.C., on July 10, 1933 to Bernard Leach McIntyre and Grace Louise Norton McIntyre and raised in Ellerbe, N.C., and Portsmouth. She was a clerical worker for a number of years with an insurance firm in Norfolk and years later worked with Century 21 Tri-City Realty in Saint Marys, Ga. She married Richard Andrews Currier in Norfolk in 1958 and became a Navy wife. During the first 26 years of their marriage, she organized and supervised, often in the absence of her husband, 19 family moves to nine different states, including Idaho and Hawaii. She was active in Navy wives clubs and helped to establish and organize the clubs for the wives whose husbands served on the USS Scorpion, USS John Adams, USS Sea Devil and Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. She was a great homemaker, whose interests and hobbies included a passion for cooking, crossword puzzles and traveling with her husband to all 50 United States. She was an accomplished seamstress who wore many of the garments she sewed. Gift wrapping was extra special to her and her skilled ribbon creations were known to her family as Betty Bows! She was interested in community activities and led a successful Camden County American Cancer Society fundraising campaign in 1979-80. She is preceded in death by her father, Bernard and her sister, Dorothy Louise McIntyre Baier. Survivors include her mother, Grace, currently residing at Senior Care Center - Saint Marys; husband, Richard and children, Christopher Andrews Currier and Catherine Leigh Currier. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty's name to Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga., would be appreciated. Its phone numbers are (912) 265-4735 and (866) 275-6801. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Allison Memorial Chapel in Saint Marys, Ga., with Pastor George Anderson officiating.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 28, 2011