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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, October 29, 2009

Elizabeth F. Myers

GUILDERLAND — Elizabeth F. Myers, who lived in the town of Florida in Montgomery County, died at her home McDougall Road home on Thursday, Oct. 15, with her loving family at her side. She was 64.

Born in Guilderland, she was the daughter of K. Edmund and Frances Martin Krausse. She graduated from Guilderland High School, in the class of 1963, and also received an associate degree in early childhood development from the state’s University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology in Cobleskill in 1965.

Mrs. Myers was employed with O. D. Heck Development Center of Schenectady for 23 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Quilters Club of Minaville, the Farm Bureau, the Red Hatters Club of Pattersonville, and the Mohawk Valley Arts and Woodcarvers Club.

She married Ronald Myers on Dec. 23, 1966; the couple was married for 43 years.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband, Ronald Myers; four sons — Ronald Jr., James, and Bruce Myers of Pattersonville, and Chad Meyers of Sharon Springs; one daughter, Lisa Macintosh, of Amsterdam; three sisters — Edwina Stutz of Guilderland, Christine Wiley of Greenwich, and Patricia Krausse of Cambridge; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Two of her sons, Lawrence and Dennis Myers, died before her.

A funeral was held on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Family Bible Church in Amsterdam, followed by interment at Van Venchten Cemetery in Pattersonville. Arrangements were made by De Stefano Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, care of De Stefano Funeral Home, Route 55, Amsterdam, or the Childhood Cancer Program of Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, New York 12208.

Elizabeth “Betty” Vaughn

GREENVILLE — “Always keeping busy” is how the family of Elizabeth “Betty” Vaughn described her. She was active in her church and in community groups, and she worked many different jobs while raising a family. She died at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn on Oct. 24, 2009. She was 87.

She was born in Grapeville, N.Y. on Nov. 4, 1921, daughter of the late Ezra and Gladys (Smith) Winn. She graduated from Greenville Central School, in 1940.

“Always keeping busy, she was a former waitress at Colonial Manor, Carelas’ Restaurant, and a cafeteria worker, cashier, school bus driver and school census enumerator at the Greenville Central Schools until her retirement in 1982” her family wrote in a tribute.

She was a very active member of Christ Episcopal Church, the Greenville Historical Society and a Life Member of the Greenville American Legion Auxiliary Unit #291, and a member of the Greene County ALA and the Third District ALA of the Department of New York.

“She also loved playing pinochle, Scrabble, and watching golf on TV and especially loved being a grandma and great-grandma. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a great homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother.”

She is survived by her children: Kenneth Friss and his wife, Ruthann, of Kingston, N.Y.; Mildred Gipprich and her husband, John, of Greenville; T. Walter Vaughn and his wife, Doreen, of Hudson, N.Y.; Roger Vaughn and his wife, Patti, of Cornwallville, N.Y.; Cheryl Vaughn of Delmar, N.Y.; Lena Savino and her husband, Donald, of Greenville; and Curtis Vaughn and his wife, Janet, of Riverbank, Calif.

She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and their spouses and several step-grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Gloria Winn, Roseann Vaughn, and June Vaughn, and several dear nieces & nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and several card-playing and Scrabble-playing friends and very dear friend Gretta.

Her parents; her husband, Thurston “Toot” Vaughn; a brother, Charles Winn; a sister, Frances Suter; and a granddaughter, Nicole E. Savino, died before her.

Funeral service were on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home, in Greenville. Interment was in the Greenville Cemetery. The Greenville American Legion Aux. Unit #291 held a service on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church or the Greenville American Legion Aux. Unit #291.

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