Betty C. Peek

ORIENTAL, N.C. — Betty C. Peek, 88, of Oriental, N.C., died July 17, 2012 at Carolina East Medical Center.

She was born in Bridgton in 1923, the daughter of David and Mildred Cockburn. Betty graduated from Bridgton High School and Maine General Hospital School of Nursing. She married Cdr. Allen Peek and during their 60 years together, she traveled with him on various assignments with the U.S. Navy. She lived in Annadale, Va. for 39 years and moved to Greenspring Village in 2001. Betty was employed at The Hermitage Nursing Center in Alexandria, Va. for 13 years and the Kings Park Library for 16 years, where she was a member of the Friends of Kings Park Library Board. She was also a member of Little River United Church of Christ in Allandale, Va. and volunteered at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

Betty is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Montes of Yardley, Pa. Wendy Davis of Oriental, N.C. and Betsy Clark of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gary Cockburn of New Hampshire.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Little River Church of Christ Endowment Fund c/o Special Gifts, 5410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 or to INOVA Health System Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund, 8110 Gatehouse Road, Suite 200E, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Online condolences may be made to the Peek family at

Please follow and like us: