Farewell to a Wonderful Friend – Bette Morris of Grand Isle, Vermont

We were saddened last week to learn of the passing of our dear friend Bette Morris of Grand Isle, Vt. Bette and her husband, John, are well known on the Northeast atlatl circuit. John is an avid competitor and atlatl demonstrator/instructor. Bette didn’t compete but she spent hundreds of hours supporting John at atlatl events and teaching probably hundreds of people how to use the atlatl. As short a time as this past September and October, Bette could be seen at atlatl events in Vermont, Connecticut and New York spending hours out on the atlatl range.
Bette was an amazing women with just as many amazing talents. When we first met her, we found out she raised silk worm caterpillars for their silk and then used the silk for a variety of projects. Then as we got to know her better, we found out she was a prolific artist, quilt maker, herbalist, dancer and on and on. She was a person with an unquenchable curiosity and huge creative skills. She was always working on one project or another. At her funeral, her paintings were hung throughout the room. On top of that, Bette could enthrall us with her humorous stories. We will miss her and her kind concern for everyone. We feel very fortunate that Bette and John came into our lives the last few years and treasure their friendship.

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