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Elizabeth Robeck Pettebone Woodward

February 6, 1920 - September 11, 2016

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ELIZABETH ROBECK PETTEBONE WOODWARD





Elizabeth (Betty) Robeck Pettebone Woodward, 96, a lifelong resident of Annapolis, died peacefully on September 11, 2016. She was born February 6, 1920, in a little house on Franklin Street, to Dr. Walter Henry Robeck and Lillian May Anderson. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1937. She later attended Anne Arundel Community College and the Maryland Institute of Art. She married Charles Duvall Pettebone in 1943 and raised four children.



Like her mother, she was a gifted artist and became proficient at oil painting in...

ELIZABETH ROBECK PETTEBONE WOODWARD





Elizabeth (Betty) Robeck Pettebone Woodward, 96, a lifelong resident of Annapolis, died peacefully on September 11, 2016. She was born February 6, 1920, in a little house on Franklin Street, to Dr. Walter Henry Robeck and Lillian May Anderson. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1937. She later attended Anne Arundel Community College and the Maryland Institute of Art. She married Charles Duvall Pettebone in 1943 and raised four children.



Like her mother, she was a gifted artist and became proficient at oil painting in the Impressionist style. She was commissioned for many portraits and her works were sold to patrons throughout the world. She had many art exhibits including at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the Maryland Federation of Art, of which she was a charter member in 1963.



Later, she shifted her focus to music. She studied and became adept at playing the piano. She also traveled extensively in Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. After the death of her first husband in 1986, she began to concentrate on dancing. Years later, this led to a dance partnership with Paul Woodward, who became her husband in 1998. He passed away in 2006. She continued to participate in line and ballroom dancing until the age of 93.



She is survived by four children: Bonnie (Vincent) Mulieri, Charles Pettebone, Roxanne (Ken) McKagan, and Philip (Bridget) Pettebone, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Vivienne Clark, who died in the Saigon orphan air lift at the end of the Vietnam war, and Lydia McAllister of Salisbury, Maryland.



A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 24, at 9:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Duke of Gloucester Street and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery on West Street, Annapolis. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, of which her great-grandfather was an original parishioner in 1853.