Bessie A Lathbury, 89

Bessie A Lathbury, 89, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 24, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 1, 1930, to the late William H Magee Sr. and Louella Hall.

Lathbury retired from work as a cashier at NCR in Millsboro, Del. She also worked in housekeeping at a motel in Bethany Beach, Del. She loved to go camping and to Florida each winter with her late husband, Carlton, and their dog, Buster. After Carlton’s passing, she enjoyed camping and mini daytrips to Chincoteague, Va.

She was always up for a ride or daytrip with her sister, Mary Johnson, her partner in crime. She loved collecting bears, teapots and planting red geraniums in the spring. Her house was full of love and memories. She had a huge smile and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends and neighbors.

Lathbury was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton O. Lathbury. She is survived by her daughters, Juanita Truitt and Carol Rogers; brothers and sisters, Melson Magee, Gerald Magee, Deanna Taylor and Mary Johnson; grandchildren, Kim Alexander, Mike Truitt, Christina Rogers and Terry Rogers; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Georges Cemetery in Clarksville Del. Condolences may be sent online at