Betty East

Sunday, October 29, 2006

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Betty L. East, 79, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.

Born in Portageville, Mo., East was a resident of Brevard County for more than 20 years and was active in the community. She volunteered for Daily Bread, was a member of the Red Hat Society, enjoyed playing cards, swimming and going to happy hours with her friends.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a good friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charlie East. As a career Air Force family, they traveled all over the world together, making many friendships that have lasted through the years.

East is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Dukeman and Sandi Trosset; her grandchildren, Brian Dukeman, Michelle Dukeman, Robert Trosset III and Christopher Trosset; a great-grandson, Stephen Dukeman.

Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family. Phone number is (321) 723-2345.