Betty Jean Bird Pittenger, 87, of Weaverville, NC passed away at the CarePartners Solace Center in Asheville, NC.

Betty is preceded in death by her father, Dr. James David Bird; mother, Lizetta Braddock Bird; husband, Hershel C. Pittenger; son, John “Jack” Alexander Dunn; and sister, Virginia “Ginny” Hobbs.

Betty was born in Wheeling, WV, and also lived in Hilton Head, SC, Columbia, SC, Houston, TX, and Santa Fe, NM. She was a Mount De Chantal Alumni. Betty was an avid reader and cat lover.

Surviving Betty are her sons, Brian P. Dunn (Karen) of Asheville, NC, James B. Dunn (Valerie) of Centerville, OH; daughter, Mary Rebecca (Becky) Dunn (William Haynes) of Hurricane, WV; 11 grandchildren, and 19 greatgrandchildren.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.ashevillearea- alternative.com