posted at 3:53 am Tue Dec 6th, 2016 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Natalie H. Beattie - 93, a longtime Waterbury resident, passed away surrounded by love on Sunday evening, December 4, 2016 at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born in Guildhall on January 14, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Irving "Jim" Beattie and Eva (Mahurin) Beattie.
Natalie grew up in Maidstone and was a 1940 graduate of Groveton (NH) High School. She continued her education, pursuing a degree in nursing at the Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing, when her studies were interrupted after she acquired tuberculosis. As she spent time recovering at the Vermont Sanatorium in Pittsford VT, Natalie studied and became a licensed X-ray Technician, a vocation she enjoyed and practiced for over 4 decades; most recently at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury from which she retired in 1986. Social and energetic, Natalie was a longtime volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Drives in Waterbury, attended the Waterbury Congregational Church where she was very active in Circle II, and was a member of the Blush Hill Country Club. Natalie had a variety of interests throughout the years that included knitting, skiing, playing golf, reading, family genealogy, and was a history buff. In addition, she loved flowers, enjoyed music particularly jazz and classical, and for many years enjoyed winter vacationing in the sunny, warm climate of Green Valley AZ with her sister and brother-in-law, Carlene and Kendrick Lawrence. In her earlier years, Natalie spent weekends on the family farm in Maidstone with her father Jim, and later her brother Bud. Natalie is loved and mourned by her nieces and nephews with whom she held a deep affection and cherished relationship. Natalie is survived by her sister, Carlene B. Lawrence of Essex Junction; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She is preceded in death by a sister, Isabel Sharpe, and two brothers, Leonard "Bud" Beattie and Nelson Beattie. A Memorial Service will be held from the Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 North Main Street, Waterbury on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow in the church dining room. Spring inurnment will take place in the family lot in Ridgewell - Central Cemetery, Guildhall. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Waterbury Congregational Church Firm Foundation Fund (WCC - Firm Foundation), 8 North Main Street, Waterbury, Vermont 05676. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.
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