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Betty Jo Buly

August 21, 1926 February 16, 2020
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Betty Jo Buly was born August 21, 1926 in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina. She passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg. She was the third child
of Henry and Hallie Ramsey Perkins. At an early age, her family moved to Pocahontas County, WV. Her
childhood was spent on the family farm where she learned to love and care for wildlife and animals.
Betty attended schools in Pocahontas County. Until it closed, she walked 3 miles each way to Williams
River School. After graduation from Marlinton High School in 1945, she went to Washington, DC and
worked with the FBI under the direction of J. Edgar Hoover for 4 years.
An enthusiastic hiker and mountain climber, she completed the entire 77 mile length of the
Greenbrier River Trail, and climbed Mt. Washington, the tallest in the White Mountain Range of New
Hampshire. Betty was an original member of the Pocahontas County Humane Society and gave loving
homes to many orphan cats and dogs.
Betty attended Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro, WV. Before moving back to
Pocahontas County, Betty was a member of Wilton Congregational Church in Wilton, Connecticut. She
lived in Wilton for 30 years before returning to her farm on Russell Scott Road near Droop Mountain
Battlefield State Park. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hallie Perkins, sister
Maureen "Perk" Herold and an infant brother. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, John, and her
sons, John Steven of Hillsboro, and Philip of Bellingham, Washington. She has three grandchildren-
Halina Buly of Washington, and Alex and Hannah Buly of Hillsboro. She is also survived by a sister, Mary
Lou Smith, of Hillsboro.
Betty was very proud of her work for the-Multiple Sclerosis Society. She raised funds for the
annual Multiple Sclerosis Society bicycle ride in Pocahontas County.
It was her request to be cremated and her ashes tossed to the wind over the Williams River
Memorials may be made to the Pocahontas County Humane Society or the local animal shelter.
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