Betty Jean Westfall Otey

May 4, 1929 - April 23, 2012
Betty Jean Westfall Otey

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Betty Jean Westfall Otey, 82, a longtime resident of James City County, died Monday, April 23, 2012. . She was a former member of Smith Memorial Baptist Church and currently York River Baptist Church. She had been employed as a cashier for the Williamsburg Pottery for 22 years. But the love of her life was her family, enjoying crab-feasts and spoiling all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph Sterling Otey, Sr..

She is survived by:

8 Children:

Cathy Roynested,

Joanne Black & husband John,

Joseph S. Otey, Jr.,

Raymond Otey,

David L. Otey & wife Brenda,

Clarence Otey,

Nina Garret & husband Melvin,

Richard ìRickyî L. Otey & wife Jamie;

3 sisters:

Dorothy Hicks, Marlene Hazelwood, and Nancy Ross;

19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren also survive.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:00am in the Bucktrout of Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Williamsburg memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the JCC/Bruton Volunteer Fire and Rescue, PO Box 321, Toano, Va 23168. Online condolences may be registered at


Thursday, April 26, 2012
12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Wednesday, April 25, 2012
12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • April 26, 2012
    Loyd and Anne Godley says:
    Brad, Please know that you, Madison, Liz and the rest of your family are in our thoughts and prayers due to the death of your grandmother and Madison's great grandmother. I know that you and Madison were very close to her. We are very sorry for your loss. Loyd and Anne Godley

  • April 27, 2012
    Rev. Bill and Barbara Cashman says:
    Dear Nina, We were so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was indeed a sweet and lovely lady. I am sorry we couldn't attend the funeral. I had a funeral at the very same time. Bless you and we love you and we have been and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

  • April 25, 2012
    Alison Tober says:
    From meeting Granny Otey several times and all the wonderful things I heard about her, I know that she has left behind a great family and is now looking over them and happy with the Lord. Believe that she will always be with you and that she is with her husband in heaven enjoying her well deserved place in the Lord's Kingdom. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate her life and mourn your loss of such a wonderful woman. - Alison Tober

  • April 26, 2012
    Bill Haines says:
    GOD BLEES you Betty ! I am PROUD to have known you !

  • April 25, 2012
    Beth Arruda says:
    Mrs. Otey's smile shows a life well lived, and her legacy are 8 beautiful children and their families left to remember her. My sympathy for your loss.