Betty Salyers Anderson

- March 30, 2024

Betty Salyers Anderson, age 94, of Covington, passed away Saturday 30, 2024, at the Brian Center – Alleghany in Low Moor, VA.

Betty was born October 23, 1929, in Bacova, Virginia, and was preceded in death by her parents, the late William Henderson Salyers and Fern Baker Salyers, her beloved husband, Jean Stuart Anderson, four sisters, Marguerite (Bill) Beverage, Peggy (Freddie) McCormick, Evelyn Rose Salyers, Jane (Gordon) Switzer; two brothers, John (Lila) Salyers and William (Yolanda) Salyers and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was a very active and faithful member of South Covington United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School for youth and adults, secretary for the United Methodist Women, Church Council Secretary and served as Communion Steward for a number of years. Besides her church, she enjoyed writing songs, poetry, prose and playing piano and guitar.

Betty was a resident of Covington at the age of 14, graduated from Covington High School and was a former employee of Industrial Rayon Corporation and retired from Hercules, Inc., after working there for thirty-nine years.

She was a very talented author, writing and publishing a book about her life and family, “Bacova on my Mind”. She also wrote many beautiful poems. If Betty wrote a poem about you, you knew you were special. Betty was kind and gentle and she loved her Lord and Savior, her family, and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Arritt Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Joe Rose officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Arritt Funeral Home.

The interment will be at the Alleghany Memorial Park.

Arritt Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements for Mrs. Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to South Covington United Methodist Church, 1911 S. Kadel Avenue, Covington, VA. 24426.

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