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Betty J. Downing

• Oct 28, 2015 at 12:31 PM

 Betty J. Downing, age 91, of Norwalk, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Twilight Gardens Home.

She was born March 8, 1922 in Norwalk to the late Edwin and Pearl (Zimmerman) Wells.

In her early years, during World War II, she made rain coats for the military. In the 1960's she worked at Urological Instrument Co. in Norwalk. She then worked many years and retired from Van Dresser in Norwalk.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Betty also enjoyed gardening, flowers, watching birds, sightseeing, vacationing with family and later years playing bingo.

She is survived by her children, BJ (Lanny) Whitaker of Greenwich, Walter (Lisa) Russell of Norwalk, David (Joy) Downing of Norwalk; Deb Ewell of Norwalk; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Russell; grandson, William Russell; and a son-in-law, Robert Ewell.

Friends may call Thursday from 5 - 8 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11:30 A.M. in the funeral home. The Rev. Paul D. Lamb, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be sent to one's favorite charity.

Condolences to norwalkfuneral.com

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