In Memoriam: Oct. 29

Blanche Elizabeth Forsberg, 82, Vero Beach

Blanche Elizabeth Forsberg, 82, of Vero Beach, passed away on Oct. 6, 2017.

Strunk Funeral Home – Vero Beach.



Clifton H. Forsberg, 93, Vero Beach

Clifton H. Forsberg, 93, of Vero Beach, passed away on Oct. 4, 2017.

Strunk Funeral Home – Vero Beach.



Carol Ann Kouril, 82, Sebastian

Carol Ann Kouril, 82, of Sebastian,  passed away on Oct. 25, 2017.

Seawinds Funeral Home – Sebastian.



Harda Langeheineken, 99, Sebastian

Harda Langeheineken, 99, of Sebastian, passed away on Oct. 27, 2017.

Fountainhead Funeral Home – Palm Bay.


Elizabeth Tillman Hall McGillivray, 98, Vero Beach

Elizabeth “Bette” Tillman Hall McGillivray, 98, of Indian River Estates in Vero Beach, died on Oct. 25, 2017, after a short illness. Mrs. McGillivray, born in Hammond, Ind., and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University in 1941.

In 1941, Bette married Lt. Robert Paterson Hall. They lived in Ft. Riley, Kan., where he was on the faculty of the Cavalry School. After the war, they lived in Evanston, Ill.; where Bette received her Master’s Degree from Northwestern University, in 1957. She subsequently taught chemistry at both Glenbrook and New Trier High Schools. She also studied at the University of Chicago (1957), the University of Hawaii (1962), Bowdoin College (1964) and the Illinois Institute of Technology (1967).

In 1981, the Halls retired and moved to their summer home at Crystal Lake in Frankfort, Mich. That year they sailed their boat through the Erie Canal and down the Intracoastal Waterway to Stuart, Fla., arriving in November 1982.

They spent the winters in Stuart and Port St. Lucie before moving to Sand Piper Bay, in 1986.

In 1990, they moved to Indian River Estates in Vero Beach. When Bob Hall died in 1992, Bette remained in Vero Beach where she was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Treasure Coast Alumnae chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

She married Bob McGillivray and together they traveled to over 30 countries in seven years.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Weston Hall, and his wife Marilyn of South Salem, N.Y. She also leaves four grandchildren, Peri Otterstrom Bluemer, of Las Vegas, Kristi Otterstrom Jones of Holland, Matthew Jordan Hall, of Bethel, Ct., and Evan Arthur Hall of New York City; and five great-grandchildren, Brandon Scott Jones, Ashlin Elizabeth Jones, and Kynzi Nicole Jones of Holland, and Aurora Jacqueline Hall and Belle Victoria Hall, of South Salem.

She was predeceased, in 2007, by her husband, Robert James McGillivray; and, in 2002, by her daughter, Diane Hall Otterstrom of Holland, Mich.

A Memorial Service will be held on Bette’s 99th birthday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Vero Beach.


Arthur Robert Wheatley, 77, Vero Beach

Arthur Robert Wheatley, 77, of Vero Beach, passed away Oct. 26, 2017, at VNA Hospice House with his daughters by his side. Art was born Jan. 1, 1940, in St. Charles, Mich., to the late James and Katherine (Glaser) Wheatley.

He was a talented Master Carpenter with an eye for perfection. He enjoyed the beach with a beer in his hand, mowing the lawn and spending time with his family.


Art is survived by his daughters; Kristi Wheatley, Brooke Martin, and Korri (Pieter) Van Dalen; six grandchildren, Samantha Wheatley (Jared), Jordyn Wheatley, Skyler Martin, Spencer Martin and Alyssa and Alex Van Dalen; and two great-grandchildren Simon and Olive; and his sister, Shirley Lee.

The family would like to give a special Thank You to Consulate Health Care and to VNA Hospice House.

Art was a simple man and didn’t want a big “to do” after his passing, his wish was to be cremated. Please have a beer in his honor because that is what a Wheatley does.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

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