A funeral service was held at the East Riding Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th May for Mrs Betty Vaughan Ullyott of Glenfield Residential Home, Driffield, who died in Glenfield on 5th May 2014. She was 85.
The service was conducted by the Rev James Anderson & the organist was Mr Peter Maw.
Betty Vaughn Alexander was born in Leicester on 12th May, 1928. She attended junior and senior schools in Leicester where she excelled in most subjects, including swimming. She then attended Leeds College and studied domestic science with a wish to become a teacher. Her first teaching role was at Market Harborough where she lodged with Liz and Roger Brain who became lifelong friends. It was while she was there she met another lifelong friend, Pat Smith, who had moved there during the war. It was this friendship with Pat which brought her to Yorkshire where she met Pat’s cousin, Peter Ullyott who was a farmer at Kelk. She visited Yorkshire regularly and romance blossomed between her and Peter and they married at Oakham Church in Rutland on the 17th May, 1956.
They spent a year at Little Kelk Farm Cottage before moving to Whitehall Farm where they farmed until 1980. They enjoyed these years at Whitehall Farm during which Betty was well known for her entertaining of family and friends and putting on a very good spread.
Betty and Peter were blessed with three sons Nicholas, Geoffrey and Robin.
She began teaching again as soon as the boys started school, teaching primary and junior age groups at Gembling and then Skirlaugh.
In 1980 they emigrated to Kojonup in Western Australia where they farmed for 11 years and this was a very happy time for them even though they missed their boys.
They returned to Yorkshire in 1991, settling in Settrington.
Sadly after nearly 45 years of marriage Peter passed away suddenly in 2001.
As hard it was for Betty she continued to enjoy family, including her grandsons Giles and Angus, friends, the Church at Little Driffield and sport including rugby, cricket and horse racing.
Throughout her life the three most important elements have been family, friendships and the Church.
Family mourners: Geoffrey Ullyott, Polly Precious, Robin Ullyott, Denise Davies, Giles Ullyott, Angus Ullyott, Joyce & Roger Parkin rep Pat Webster & Helen Douglas (in Australia), Sylvia Milne, Stanley Brooks.
Others present: Mr & Mrs S Burdass rep Pat Burdass, Mrs Kath Burdass, Kayleigh Smallwood, Lynne Ullyott, Ian & Audrey Forbes rep the family, Fez & Gill Ullyott rep Margaret Smith, Floss Burdass rep Rob Burdass, Ted Hutchinson rep Anne Hutchinson & Alan & Margaret Hook, John Wresdell rep all the family, Mr & Mrs M Middlewood, David Alford, Mr & Mrs P Walker, Richard Ullyott, Colin Buckton rep Margaret, Alison Deighton rep Peter Bricklebank, Babs Eden, Anne Tyler rep Joey, Janet Hind, Isobel Beal rep Pat Beal, Michael Bushby, Graham Jackson rep Tony Cousins, Ian Rainbow, Angus Naylor, Gillian Sowman, Neil Conner rep Sheila & Alison, Chris & Jo Naylor, Stephen & Yvonne Prescott, Mr & Mrs G Kirkwood, Mrs Mary Burdass rep Mrs Mary Brader, Jessica Scott, Fiona Scott, Michael Tong, Shirley & David Windsor, Julie Potter rep Glenfield Nursing Home, Sarah Oxtoby & all staff, Anthony Backhouse rep Glenfield Nursing Home, Liz Wardle, Christine Clappison, Peter Burdass rep Jane Butterworth.