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Elizabeth “Betty” W. Lamborn

Elizabeth W. Lamborn, affectionately known as Betty, age 92, passed away on April 16, 2016.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Maurice P. and Ola F. Whitcomb.  Betty grew up in the city of Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1942, where she began her career with the Wilmington Board of Education.  While working as a school secretary, Betty met Ernest D. Lamborn, Jr, they married in 1953 and moved to Newark in 1955. After raising two boys, she continued working as a school secretary, and in the late 1970’s started working in the business office at Delaware Technical and Community College, retiring in 1988.  Always wanting to stay busy, Betty continued to work at Del Tech part time until the mid 2000’s.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ernest D. Lamborn, Jr.  Betty is survived by her two sons, Ernest D. “Dixon” Lamborn III and T. Chandler “Chan” Lamborn both of Newark.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all of the family and friends for their phone calls and visits with Betty.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday morning, June 4, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. Barry Cordrey, April 21, 2016

    Betty was truly a great, wonderful lady. She left her mark on the world and on me. I will miss her greatly and always remember her fondly.

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    • MIKE BARKO, April 25, 2016

      MS. BETTY WAS ONE OF MY LONGEST CUSTOMERS AS WELL AS THE OLDEST! A PERPETUAL BALL OF ENERGY THAT ALWAYS LIT UP THE ROOM. SENDING HUGS TO ALL THAT WORKED WITH HER FOR SO LONG!

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  2. Dr, Hugh Ferguson, April 24, 2016

    Betty will be remembered fondly for her always pleasant and gracious personality. Ernie, I’m certain that you will miss her, but you had a wonderful life together. Hugh

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  3. Perry Boone, May 16, 2016

    I grew up across the street from the Lamborn’s house on South College Avenue in Newark. Betty and Bud Lamborn were wonderful people. Both of them showed great kindness and friendship toward my grandparents, my mother, and my sister and myself. I was lucky enough to visit with Betty in 2009 and again in 2014. I am a better person for having known Betty and Bud. I will miss them.

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