Elizabeth Cline

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Elizabeth (Beth) Lee Cline, age 99, died July 3, 2021 at Manor Care in Alexandria, Virginia. Beth Cline was born in Hanover County, Virginia on June 21, 1922. Daughter of Lucy Crump (Taylor) Lee and Claude Lee.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles Wilson Cline of Mt. Clinton, Va. Survived by three children, daughter Carolyn Cline Green and husband Raymond of Williamsburg, Va., sons Robert Joseph Cline of Woodstock, Va. And Keith Wilson Cline and wife Julie of Woodstock, Va.; grandson Daniel Green of Rodanthe, N.C.; granddaughters Julia Cline and husband Eric Miersma of San Diego, Melissa Cline and husband Mike Hankey of Amman, Jordon and grandsons Peter and John Schilling of Denver, Co.; three great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.

Beth Cline attended Strayer College and worked for the U.S. Maritime Commission in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia during World War II. She was a volunteer for the Head Start program, Meals on Wheels, the Sherwood Regional Library, and Sunnyside Presbyterian Home. She was recognized for her volunteer work by the National Association of Counties and the National Center for Voluntary Action. She loved to garden and was a long-time member of the Mount Vernon Garden Club; she was also a member of the Virginia P.E.O. chapter. Beth loved to travel and was an avid duck pin bowler on the Buckaneer Belles team.

Beth Cline was an active member of Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church for 63 years, serving as both an elder and a deacon. Beth contributed to the founding of the United Community Ministries program. She especially enjoyed the Presbyterian summer camps she attended over a span of 75 years at Massanetta Springs near Harrisonburg, Va.

Plans for a memorial service have not been finalized. Memorial contributions may be made to the Soar Harry Jaeger Scholarship Fund in care of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. Funeral home: Cunningham Turch, 811 Cameron St., Alexandria, Va.

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  1. Kim Lee Brown says:

    What an amazing lady our Aunt Beth was! We called her our little energizer bunny…always so full of positive energy & she could out walk us all on our many visits to Washington DC. When Charlie & I visited with Mom & Dad to introduce her to our newborn Lucy (named after her mother, my grandmother) as she held Lucy, Lucy gave her the biggest smile (& her first really true smile!!) which also gave Aunt Beth the biggest laugh & smile! (Still one of my favorite pictures!) I’ll fondly remember a visit to Alexandria after Uncle Chuck passed & Aunt Beth & I had the best time in DC, riding the Metro, having a lovely lunch & visit to the Art Museum, hitting the antique mall, Mount Vernon Inn & just enjoying the birds & flowers in their beautiful backyard. She loved whenever my whole gang visited & always was so interested in our lives & adventures! She called to thank me for some flowers in January while we were driving cross country taking Ginny to Cal State. We happened to be driving through Texas at the time & she shared memories of when the Lee family moved to Texas as a young girl. Her love of life was infectious & even as her health declined (& just in the last year!) she always had an optimistic outlook. I loved that chuckle & her often mischievous smile! Dearest Carolyn, Bob & Keith, you were blessed with an amazing mother who led such a long & fulfilled life, impacting so many. Now your mom & dad are dancing in Heaven! Love you all very much…stay safe & strong & look forward to seeing you soon.

  2. Dottie Lee says:

    Our Aunt Beth was little but mighty – with emphasis on mighty in so many ways. She was a great traveling companion and I especially enjoyed traveling with her back to the “Farley” farm in Nov. of 2013 where two bald eagles graced us with their presence as they danced in the sky above us. We wondered if it weren’t Keith and John greeting us.
    She had more stamina than anyone I know and that proof was in her longevity of 99 years on this planet. She outlived all her siblings, even though she was the eldest.
    Enjoy your next chapter, Aunt Beth.
    Bobby, Caroline, and Keith, I look forward to getting together with you all next Spring or whenever it is humanly possible. Stay healthy and strong.
    Love you all,

  3. Evans family says:

    We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May your memories console you and may God sustain you with his precious promise to someday soon reunite us with our love one. With caring thoughts.

  4. Pam says:

    Good bye, Aunt Beth.
    I’ll miss you.

  5. Jerry & Teresa “Lee” Haas says:

    Aunt Beth was a truly caring, energetic, fun and wonderful lady. She was a gracious hostess to our family whenever we visited her in Virginia. Her love of travel brought her to Minnesota to see us a couple times and she so loved her flowers and especially the visit to Munsinger Gardens while traveling with her brother Harry. We were all better for having known her and will miss that brilliant smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and God Bless you all.

    Teresa “Lee” Haas & husband Jerry Haas

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