December 10, 1934 - January 22, 2018
Hampton - Elizabeth “Betsy” Hinkle, 83, of Hampton, passed away after a long battle with a pulmonary disease. She was the beloved wife of Roy Calvin Hinkle and loving mother to her children and grandchildren. Betsy was born in Passaic, NJ to Edward and Virginia McIlveen. After a divorce, she moved to New York City and lived with her mother and grandfather attending a very progressive private school in Greenwich Village until she moved to Clifton, NJ at about the age of 11 with her mother and new stepfather. She attended school in Clifton through her junior year of high school and moved to Garden City, NY for her senior year where she met the love of her life and future husband. After graduating high school, she attended Skinners Junior College and started modeling for the Frances Gill Modeling Agency in New York City. Betsy was always a beautiful woman. Her modeling career started with Grays Cosmetics and included ads for Bride Magazine, Chesterfield cigarettes, television commercials, and as a model for Grace Kelly’s illustrated movie posters. All the while Betsy kept in touch with Calvin who was attending Dartmouth College, and they married in 1956. They were happily married for 61 years. Calvin was a pilot in the United States Air Force so they moved several times, living in Missouri, Texas, Maine, West Germany, Connecticut, Ohio, and New Hampshire. In all of these locations, they made many close friends. They had three children, Matthew, Carolyn, and Marcia; and Betsy was a caring and giving mother who was always there to help and be involved in their school studies and activities. When her children grew older, she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Neil Hiltunen and then as the office manager for Dr. Lee H. Roper of Rye for over 20 years. Betsy enjoyed running the office and the many friendships she made with co-workers and patients. Betsy loved Thanksgiving gatherings with their longtime friends and their families. She enjoyed golfing and ski trips in her 50’s with Calvin and friends and spending time at the lake in Maine. Betsy was a loving grandmother, she was thoughtful and generous and wanted to be sure her grandchildren were happy, arranging ski trips during school breaks, driving to CT to babysit, or just being there for significant events and always buying a little something from Marshalls for them. Betsy always looked put together with her classic style. She had a keen eye for fashion as well as for decorating. Betsy was a creative and resourceful person and a talented cook. Favorites that will always be remembered are her roast beef dinners, spaetzles, crepes, and her lemon cake. Betsy is survived by her loving husband, Calvin, her 3 children: Matthew, Carolyn, and Marcia, her daughter-in-law, Laurel, her son-in-law, Greg, her 4 grandchildren - Katie, Emily, Kathleen, and Gregory; her sisters and brother, Lynne, Nancy, Babs, and Richard; her sisters-in-law, Marcia and Kathy, along with several nieces and nephews. She will be missed beyond words and will remain deep within our hearts forever. A memorial service will be held at 3PM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842. . In lieu of flowers please donate to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Ste 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910 https://phassociation.org/.
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