Betty Rees Dosek of Crofton, Maryland died on Wednesday, June 15, in Santa Ana, California, at the age of 96. She was surrounded by family and loved ones when she passed.
Betty was born on November 14, 1925, in Newport News, Virginia, the daughter of John Tucker Scott and Anna Rees Granger Scott. She enjoyed reading and visiting with family as she grew up. After a year at Mary Washington College, she joined the workforce supporting the war effort as a secretary at the Hampton Rhodes Port of Embarkation in Virginia. There she met the love of her life, a certain 2LT Edwin F. Dosek, whom she married in 1945 just as WWII ended.
Betty and Ed moved to Nebraska where they raised four children. She frequently worked as a legal secretary in his law office. She was president of the Junior Woman’s Club, active with the Jaycees Wives Club, and volunteered many hours assisting patients in the Veterans Home in Lincoln.
In 1970, they moved to Maryland, making Crofton their new home. Betty joined the congregation of the First Baptist Church in Crofton and volunteered for several years in the church offices.
Betty was an excellent cook, and her recipes for eggnog, cherry pie, and barbeque beef are prized among the family. She loved Christmas, and her house was always beautifully decorated for the season. She was also a skilled bridge player. She was a regular member of several bridge groups over the years, and she played an excellent hand well into her nineties. She particularly enjoyed her friendships with her bridge group members She also loved to read, spending hours devouring a new book. And there were few crossword puzzles she could not conquer. Though she was relatively quiet, she was always game for a fun outing to Annapolis or DC, to a movie or ball game, or a visit with family or friends.
Betty was loved by all who knew her. She is best remembered for her sweet disposition and dedication to serving others, especially her family. She actively supported her husband in his numerous civic and military activities. She was completely devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, always putting their needs and interests above her own. She cared for her mother, and later her father until each of them passed. She also nursed her husband faithfully through his last years until he died in 2015. They were married nearly 70 years.
Betty is survived by her four children (Dr. J. Richard Dosek and wife Debbie of Advance, N.C.; daughter Kathryn A. Moffat and husband S. Duncan of Villa Park, CA; son E. Scott Dosek and wife Judy of Paradise Valley, AZ; daughter Teresa R. Dimka and husband Thomas of Crofton, MD); nine grandchildren (Jason Dosek, Daniel Dosek, Andrew Dosek, Stephen Moffat, Melissa Moffat Donnell, Scott Moffat, Kaitlin Dimka, Ian Dimka, and Kelsey Dimka); and sixteen great-grandchildren (Madison Dosek, Morgan Dosek, Keegan Dosek, Caroline Dosek, Ryan Dosek, Andre Dosek, Margaux Moffat, Gavin Moffat, Pierce Moffat, Declan Moffat, Ford Moffat, Ronan Moffat, Kenzley Donnell, Shepard Dimka, Sydney Yturralez, and Nathan Yturralez).
Funeral services for Betty will be held at the First Baptist Church of Crofton, after which she will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with her beloved husband.