Betsy Vassar Blauvelt

Betsy Vassar Blauvelt, 75, of Front Royal, Virginia died on December 25, 2020, in Envoy of Staunton, Staunton, Virginia.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

Mrs. Blauvelt was born October 14, 1945, in Hampton, Virginia, daughter of the late Joseph and Irene Bryant Weston. She was married to David L. Blauvelt of Front Royal for 53 years.

Mrs. Blauvelt held a Bachelor’s of Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester. She had a private piano teaching studio for over 20 years and was the musical director for the Front Royal United Methodist Church for over 40 years. She was past general manager of Wayside Theatre and active in the Warren County Little Theatre. She was co-founder of the Blue Ridge Arts Council. She was Activities Director for the Southerlands Continuing Care Facility and active in the hospital auxiliary. She served on the Warren County School Board and was past president of the Virginia School Board Association. She was past president of the Front Royal Rotary Club and owned her own catering business in Front Royal. She was a longtime member of the Valley Garden Club.

Surviving with her husband are a son Michael Bryant Blauvelt of Linden and his wife Renay; a daughter Meredith Vassar Blauvelt Miller of Front Royal and her husband Colin; a brother Joseph Weston of Iowa; two grandchildren Mason Bryant Blauvelt and Mia-Elizabeth Vassar Miller; and a number of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

  3 comments for “Betsy Vassar Blauvelt

  1. Nancy Reel
    December 31, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Betsy’s passing. Have fond memories of working at Front Royal United Methodist Church and getting to know her. She was a gifted and beautiful lady.

  2. Janet Yates Ford
    January 8, 2021 at 5:07 am

    I was in high school at Rappahannock County High School when Mrs. Blauvelt was there. I didn’t have her as a teacher, however my sister Lois Yates Giltinan had her for chorus. I send my prayers to her family.

  3. Melissa A. DeDomenico-Payne
    March 25, 2021 at 3:38 am

    My condolences to family and friends. I remember her playing piano for our senior song, her service on the school board, and her service to the community. She helped bring me to Rotary, which was a great experience. I appreciated how she could have gone to Vassar as part of a family legacy, but chose to follow her own dreams. She was definitely a courageous force of creativity and passion!

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