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Obituary for Elizabeth " Betty" Potts
Elizabeth Rouault Potts, known by friends and family as Betty, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 at her home in Charleston, South Carolina. She was 92 years old. Betty was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on May 30, 1923 to Mary Hickey Rouault and Cecil Armand Rouault. She was married to Walter Edwin Potts on April 22, 1945. A graduate of Teaneck High School and Trenton State Teachers College, N.J., she went on to earn a Masters degree in Reading from The Citadel. She taught the blind and visually handicapped in the Barnwell County School System until her retirement in 1988. An avid bridge player who was prized as a partner for her winning strategies, Betty was also an astute follower of current events. She enjoyed the beach. Her husband Walter and her six girls were the loves of her life. Betty is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Fitz Gibbon of Portland, OR; Kathryn Ouzts of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Mary Louisa Baltes of Bellingham, MA, Joyce DiMarco of Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and Donna Bergeson of Atlanta, GA; and her brother, Robert Rouault of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She leaves 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by her beloved husband, Walter Edwin Potts, her daughter, Patricia Capen; and her sister, Jean Rouault Galloway. A viewing will be held at the Mole Funeral Home in Barnwell from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 3rd. The Rosary will be said at 10:30 and the memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Barnwell County Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Elizabeth R. Potts to the USC Educational Foundation for the Claudia Waites Peeples Scholarship Fund for Barnwell High School students, in care of Gift Processing, 1027 Barnwell Street, Suite 214, Columbia, SC 29208.