Elizabeth “Betty” May Sturtevant

On March 29, 2018, Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” May Sturtevant, neé Guiles, passed away from complications from Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple System Atrophy at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She was 66.

Betty was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, a renowned scholar and lifelong educator. A leader in her field, she had been Professor of Literacy and Reading at George Mason University since 1994. She also worked with USAID and the International Reading Association across four continents.

She was intrepid, thoughtful, and dedicated to her children. She is survived by husband David Sturtevant; children Daniel Sturtevant, Paul Sturtevant, and Lee Braddock; grandchildren Trent, Maggie, and Lexi Sturtevant, and Kora Braddock; brother Charles Guiles; and many students, colleagues, and friends.

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