East County News Service
July 2, 2018 (La Mesa) -- Elizabeth Yeatts, 92, of Lakeville, Massachusetts, formerly of La Mesa, CA died on June 26, 2018 at home, surrounded by family and friends. Born in New London Connecticut, she graduated from the Williams School in 1943. Married to a Navy officer, Elizabeth lived in many different places including Rhode Island, Vermont, Florida, Hawaii and California during her husband’s Naval career and raised two daughters.
Elizabeth was always an advocate for the mentally challenged and in the 1960s started the first Girl Scout troops in Rhode Island and Vermont to include mentally challenged scouts.
After her children were grown, Elizabeth started her own business in La Mesa, California, where she lived for 36 years. "Elizabeth's Attic" Antique Shop was very successful and she was a well-known expert in her field.
Dancing was Elizabeth's passion and she danced the nights away well into her 80s. She loved all different kinds of music and she and her dancing partner, Ted, taught ballroom dancing for years.
In 1993 she purchased a home in Lakeville on Assawompsett Pond near her daughter, and came there every summer until 2010 when she came to stay year round. Elizabeth was a faithful member of St. Martha and Mary church in Lakeville.
Elizabeth is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Yeatts and her husband Thomas Cleverly, and Diana Yeatts, all of Lakeville.
Visitation will take place on Saturday July 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon with a service to follow at 12 Noon in the Dahlborg MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford, Lakeville, MA
To send a condolence to the family, please visit www.d-mfh.com.