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Betty Williams, Eastern High School principal, dies

Betty Williams, Eastern High School principal, dies

Betty I. Williams, a retired Eastern High School principal recalled for her insistence on proper English and sentence structure, died of cancer Oct. 29 at her Ashburton home. She was 94.

“She demanded a student’s best, and she would find a way to reach their hidden confidence,” said her goddaughter, Terri Parker of Baltimore. “She loved to tell a story, demand correctness and offer her wisdom.”

Born Betty Iglehart Williams in New York City, she was the daughter of Iglehart Williams and his wife, Mary. She was reared by her grandparents, the Rev. William Carpenter and Eliza Mary. She lived for many years in the 3100 block of Barclay Street in Waverly.

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