Elizabeth Betts

Obituary of Elizabeth Betts

Elizabeth " Betty" Betts, 80, entered into eternal life on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Saratoga Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing  in Ballston Spa..  She was born on  August 2, 1937 in Halfmoon, NY and was the daughter  of the late Arthur and Dorothy "Betty" Van Hoesen DeVoe.  She was the first class to graduate from  Shenendehowa  High School in 1954 and was a lifelong resident of Halfmoon. 

Betty was a home maker.  She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church Crescent and St. Mary of Assumption in Waterford. She was a member of the West Crescent Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. She derived great pleasure in being a leader with Girl Scouts of America of the Hudson Valley where she impacted the lives of many young girls. 

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard W. Betts and children Howard Betts, Jr and Mary Elizabeth Habla and brothers Arthur (Shirley) DeVoe and Jack DeVoe.  She is survived by her children Beverly Jeanne (Kip) Betts of Halfmoon, Maureen (Frank) Mancini of Clifton Park, Bonnie Jean (Raymond) Roes of Cobleskill, Wesley (Dana) Betts of Halfmoon, Bruce Jon (Christine) Betts of Halfmoon,  and son in law Robert Habla of Fonda, NY. Sister-in-law of William (Beverly) Betts of Halfmoon, Edward (Louise) Betts of Halfmoon and Ellen (Ted) Shippey of Clifton Park, Nikki DeVoe She is also survived by eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Crescent 86 Churchill Road, Waterford, NY.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 2- 4 & 6-8 PM in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home 1550 Route 9 Clifton Park, NY  12065

Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Colonie, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Elizabeth Habla Math Scholarship c/o Northville CSD, PO Box 608, Northville NY 12134 or to the Girl Scouts of America, Heart of Hudson Fund Development Central Office 2 Great Oak Lane Pleasantville, NY 10570.

The family would like to sincerely thank the nurses, doctors and staff of the Saratoga Center for their support and genuine care that was shown to them.