Elizabeth D. (Betty) Puwal of Edgartown died April 26 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with her husband, Anthony (Tony) Puwal, at her side.

Betty was born in Oak Bluffs on April 11, 1924, the only child of Royal Daggett and Mary Norton. She was educated on the Island and was graduated from the Tisbury High School.

After graduation, she went to Boston and worked in a bank. She later went to work for AT&T, a company that was known informally as Ma Bell.

In 1946, there was an opening in the Vineyard Haven office for a lineman's clerk. She accepted the position and returned to the Vineyard in the late summer of 1946, which is when she met her husband, Anthony Puwal.

They were married on Sept. 6, 1947 in the Federated Church in Edgartown. From then on it was their choice for a house of worship. In 1952, they became members of the Baptist side of the Federated Church.

Betty was an active member of the church and was involved in church affairs until she was no longer able to do so because of health problems. She was a dedicated worker and also a member of the Telephone Pioneers. One of her joys was being a member of the Antiques Club. She always looked forward to those meetings. She was always eager to give a helping hand when needed.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Puwal; a sister in law, Mary Puwal; nieces and nephews Donald and Mary Gazaille, Mrs. David Gazaille, Robert and Yvonne Burnham, Alfred and Madelaine Perry, William Gazaille, Edward and June Puwal, and James and Stephanie Puwal; many great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. in the Federated Church on South Summer street in Edgartown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital Building Fund, P.O. Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557; the Red Cross Chapter of Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 1116, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568; the Federated Church, P.O. Box 249, Edgartown, MA 02359; or the Vineyard Nursing Association, P.O. Box 2568, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.