Elizabeth Louise “Bette Lou” Spaulding, longtime resident of Tuolumne County, died March 29, 2017, at Porter Hospice in Littleton, Colorado.
Bette Lou was born Jan. 9, 1941, in Westbrook, Maine, to Peter and Marie Antoinette (Currier) Sangillo. Bette was a graduate of Westbrook High School. Bette loved the outdoors and especially skiing. After traveling and living in France, Bette settled in California. In 1974 she relocated to Twain Harte, later Sugar Pine and worked for Sugar Pine Realty. She was also a resident of Crystal Falls and later Sonora.
She was the vice president of Eagleton and Sons Refrigeration. Together, Ray and Bette loved to fish, camp, travel and return to Maine to visit family in the Portland area. Bette loved gambling with her friends, Ann and Evelyn, good food, socializing, and giving back to the community. She was known for her carefree attitude, sense of humor, inner strength, deep commitment to family, but most of all her New England accent.
Bette spent her last years living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her sons.
She is survived by her sons, Neil (Carol Marken) Spaulding and Eric (Linda Roy) Spaulding; granddaughter, Cheyenne Spaulding; brother, Mike Sangillo; step-children, Ed, Jim, Shelly and Rick Eagleton; and her dog, Fuzzy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray Eagleton, and her beloved dog, BoBo.
Bette wished to have her ashes scattered in the Sierras. There will be no memorial service.