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Betty Knox Allsopp
Service: January 11, 2020 (Saturday) at 3 pm
Location: Asbury Methodist Village in the Rosborough Community Rooms at 409 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Betty Knox Allsopp, age 92, died on January 4, 2020. She was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1949 with a BS in Elementary Education. She taught at Sewickley Academy near Pittsburgh for three years but stopped to marry the love of her life, Charles Alfred Allsopp. Betty was outgoing, loved to entertain, was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed making new friends, a trait she used frequently when relocating during her husband’s naval career, which included a three-year assignment to Brazil.

When Betty’s husband retired from the navy in 1962, they moved to Florida, where Charles joined Pan American Airlines, and Betty taught the fifth grade for the next 25 years. Betty’s teaching included developing a gifted and talented program during its inaugural year, and being named Brevard County Teacher of the Year. Betty and Charles designed and built a house in Indialantic, got involved in the community, and settled down to raise three children.

The family joined Eastminster Presbyterian Church, where Betty was very active, serving as an elder, a deacon, and volunteering to teach Vacation Bible School and other youth groups. She also volunteered at the Haven, which is a shelter for abused children that is utilized by 3 counties. Betty loved music. She played the piano, sang, and volunteered as an usher at the Melbourne Symphony for 10 years, as she had done as a student at the University of Pittsburgh.

She was active in Panhellenic and the American Association of University Women. She exercised regularly at a local club, and frequently embarked on international travel across six continents during the almost thirty years her husband worked for Pan Am.

She is predeceased by her husband and oldest son, Charles Mark Allsopp. She is survived by her son David Knox Allsopp of Germantown MD; and daughter, Leslie Chamberlain Allsopp of Dallas, TX; and seven grandchildren.

The family will hold a memorial service at Asbury Methodist Village in the Rosborough Community Rooms at 409 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg, MD, at 3 PM on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, Betty’s family suggests that donations be made to the Asbury Methodist Village Foundation.

SURVIVORS

Children

David and his wife Ginny Allsopp

Leslie and her husband Dr. David Shiner

Grandchildren

David, Matthew, Robert, and Elizabeth Allsopp

Clare, Miles, and Jane Allsopp-Shiner

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