Elizabeth Libby Mae Walton Eldreth, age 67, of Phillips Street, Boone, passed away Monday evening, January 8, 2018 at Watauga Medical Center.

Born March 26, 1950 in Ashe County, she was a daughter of Clyde and Nola Bare Walton. Mrs. Eldreth attended Blackburns Tabernacle in Todd and was a retired employee of Appalachian State University. She loved reading her Bible and praying, took pride in keeping a clean home, and in her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting. 
    Mrs. Eldreth is survived by her husband of 52 years, Carl Eldreth; daughters, Lisa Taylor and husband, Michael, of Jacksonville, NC, Diane Wiles and husband, Randy, of North Wilkesboro and Paula Arsenault of Boone; son, Doug Eldreth and wife, Tracy, of Lenoir; eight grandchildren, Jessica Hendrick, Christopher Genzardi, Josh Wiles, Chelsea Hall, Aaron Arsenault, Zachary Arsenault, Savannah Eldreth and Jonathon Eldreth; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Bare and Mary Lou Poe, both of Jefferson; and two brothers, Charles Walton and wife, Faye, and Bill Walton and wife, Lib, all of West Jefferson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Walton. 
    Funeral services for Elizabeth Libby Walton Eldreth will be conducted Saturday afternoon, January 13, at 2 oclock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. J. D. Walton. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 oclock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Howell Cemetery in Todd. 
    Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Eldreth family.

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