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Betty Stewart Quinn

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July 5, 1931 – December 9, 2019

Betty Stewart Quinn, a longtime resident of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, died on December 9th, 2019. Born on July 5, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia, Betty attended Georgia State College for Women, where she graduated in 1954. 

Betty started her career as a teacher at her High School alma mater, Decatur High School, where she taught Home Economics. After marriage to Walter Andrew Quinn, Jr., Betty raised their four sons- John, Jeffrey, Brian and Bruce.   In the mid-1970’s Betty returned to work for the Frog Pond, a children’s apparel company based in Atlanta.  Betty was also an avid dollhouse collector and miniaturist, attending national miniature conventions and gatherings with her close friends for many years.

Betty and Walter first came to Hilton Head in 1959 and built a vacation home in Sea Pines in 1961.  They were retail pioneers opening Wingfield's and Wingfield's Back Porch at the William Hilton Inn Plaza in 1964.  Betty and Walter permanently moved from Atlanta to Hilton Head in 1979 and opened a second Wingfield’s at Sea Pines Center.  Upon the closing of Wingfield’s, Betty worked at Forsythe Jewelers until her retirement.  In 2000 Betty and Walter moved to Bluffton, South Carolina where they lived until Walter’s passing in 2014.  Betty then returned to Atlanta, living at Mount Vernon Towers in Sandy Springs until her passing.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Walter Andrew Quinn Jr, her mother and father, Mary (Hemperley) Stewart and Charles E. Stewart, Jr. and her brother Charles E. Stewart III.  Additionally, Betty is survived by their four sons, spouses and children: John Thomas and Barbara Quinn of Maplewood, New Jersey, Jeffrey Stewart and Paige Quinn of Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, Brian Andrew and Pam Quinn of Greensboro, Georgia and Bruce Edward and Kelly Quinn of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Her eight grandchildren also survived Betty: Andy, Ryan, Katie, Stewart, Madison, Davis, Genevieve and Fisher Quinn and one great granddaughter, Lucy.  All the grandchildren referred to her as “Betty”, and she loved to keep track of all of their happenings.  

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 1:00 at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Memory Matters, P.O. Box 22330, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925.  Condolences can be left for the family at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com

4 Comments To "Betty Stewart Quinn"

Nancy Saunders On Dec 17 2019 at 5pm
Dear Family, My Mom, June Saunders, was a resident at Mt. Vernon from 2015 to 2016. Betty was so kind to her as a Newcomer and they often ate meals at the "Newbie" table. She and Betty might stop at Betty's apartment after dinner or sit with each other at the music offerings. Warm, kind, hospitable...just a lovely lady. She was so outdone with herself when she fell and broke her shoulders..."What a silly thing to do" she said! Back she came after her rehab and right back to helping others feel at ease. My Mom passed October of 2018. The loss is still acute, but just the other day, when I was having a teary day it dawned on me; So you still think you could do a better job of caring for her than God can? It was a bit of a wake up to me as I have been so sad she she had to go. Know that every time we were with Betty she was happy and at peace with where she was in life. She talked about her family with love and appreciation. Many regards, Nancy Saunders Reply to this comment
Lori Scott On Dec 17 2019 at 12pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all... Betty was an amazing woman. May her light shine in us all. Love, Lori Reply to this comment
Patty and Peter Frank On Dec 16 2019 at 10am
We were lucky enough to know Betty and Walter for many years. Betty was always warm and so hospitable to all of our family. She will not be forgotten Reply to this comment
Beth McDonnell On Dec 16 2019 at 8am
Jeff, Brian, Bruce and family, Sending you my deepest sympathy. No visit to Forsythe was complete without chatting with your mom about you boys!!! How proud she was of each of you!!! Sending you love, hugs and sympathy. Your forever angel she will be. Love, Beth Reply to this comment
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