Betty Jayne Schilling ìBoopieî Fletcher, 54, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC.
She was born in New York City, NY, the daughter of Betty Euler Schilling of Delray Beach, FL and the late Dr. Fred J. Schilling. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Audrey Jayne Warren.
Betty grew up in Old Westbury, NY. She later moved with her family to Boca Raton, FL in the mid-70ís and graduated from the St. Andrews School. She attended Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. After college, Betty lived in Boca Raton, FL and Hilton Head Island, SC. She relocated to Hendersonville, NC in 2006 to be closer to her parents who had retired to the area. There she fell in love with the beauty of the western North Carolina mountains as well as her husband, Jim.
Betty was known for her love of animals, antiques, decorating and cooking, but no greater love than that for her only child, Jeanne Margaret, and her granddaughter, Posie.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Jim Fletcher; daughter, Jeanne Milliner, and granddaughter, Posie Milliner. She was a beloved sister and affectionately nicknamed ìBoopieî by her siblings, Nancy Schilling, Kathy Colletta, Tina Haines, Lisa Schilling, Captain Bill Schilling, Tom Schilling, and Mary Clark.
A private memorial service was held on Saturday, January 30, 2010.