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Elizabeth Reed

Elizabeth R. "Betty" Reed (Auvil)

Tuesday, November 18th, 1919 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Elizabeth R. “Betty” Reed, 99, of Norwich and Chenango Lake passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital’s Residential Health Care Facility with her family by her side.

Born November 18, 1919 in Noxen, Pennsylvania, Betty was the daughter of Carl L. and Lillian R. (Kocher) Auvil. She graduated from Noxen High School in 1935 and then earned her bachelor’s degree in 1939 from Misericordia College in Dallas, PA. Following a year at Bloomsburg University, Betty taught elementary education in Noxen from 1940-1943.

On June 25, 1942, at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas, Betty married Pierce M. Reed, who she met while square dancing. Together, they moved to Norwich in 1946 where Betty taught at both Perry Browne and Sanford J. Gibson schools until her retirement in 1977. In her retirement, Betty enjoyed golf, playing bridge, spending her winters in Tucson, Arizona, and travelling the world, visiting all fifty states and all seven continents. Most of all, she loved spending summers at Chenango Lake with her family and many friends. More recently, Betty resided in the Chenango Valley Home Apartments, where she made many friends and enjoyed living there.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Carol Fraser, and her husband, Colin, of Melbourne, Australia and Chenango Lake; her grandson, John Reed, and his wife, Barbara, of Indianapolis, IN; her granddaughters, Michelle “Shelley” Hitch, and her husband, Adam, of Seattle, WA and Julie Fraser and David Fiene, of Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is also survived by four great grandchildren, Megan and Erin Reed, of Indianapolis and Colin and Dominic Hitch, of Seattle. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Pierce, her son, James Reed and her sister, Mary Diehl.

A celebration of life for Betty will be held in July and will be announced in the Evening Sun.

Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to the Our Daily Bread Food Closet, c/o Emmanuel Church, 37 W. Main St., Norwich, NY 13815.
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    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, July 20th, 2019
    Location
    Canasawacta Country Club
    Address
    261 County Road 44
    NORWICH, NY 13815
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    Friends are invited on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Canasawacta Country Club.

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Cheryl Welch

Posted at 09:21am
I am saddened to hear of the loss of this very special woman. She was my 3rd grade teacher and I remember her vividly - that is one mark of a wonderful teacher, that a student can remember her after 40+ years. I also had the pleasure of waiting on and visiting with her, Carol and Colin at the Canasawacta Country Club many times last summer. I was so hoping that I would see her again this summer, but just learned of her passing today. My condolences to Carol and Colin and all of the other family members. She was such a poised, sweet, kind and beautiful person.
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Susan Dreyer

Posted at 03:19pm
My mother, Martha Wright and I loved Betty. She was an amazing bridge player who never criticized us when we make mistakes. She knew exactly which card had been played while I was only able to manage to count trump! Susan Dreyer
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Susan Dreyer

Posted at 03:19pm
My mother, Martha Wright and I loved Betty. She was an amazing bridge player who never criticized us when we make mistakes. She knew exactly which card had been played while I was only able to manage to count trump! Susan Dreyer
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George Spinella

Posted at 11:20am
I'm am deeply sorry for your loss. i can remember having her as my teacher she left a big impact in my life.
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Vicki Whittaker

Posted at 05:22pm
Betty was my supervising teacher when my student teaching assignment took me to Norwich. She was the consummate professional and I learned so much from her. Her goal, always, was to provide a positive, nurturing, academic atmosphere for her students. Betty’s lively curiosity and love of learning continued after she left the classroom as she traveled around the world. She lived a full beautiful life and I am grateful that I got to know her.
 
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Sue Hubbard Posted at 12:17pm

I taught with Betty in the early seventies. She was a dedicated nurturing teacher and I learned many things from her as I was a newbie. I am grateful I got to know her.
 
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Anne-Marie StJohn Posted at 05:47pm

I have many fond memories of Mrs.Reed as my third grade teacher. She loved her students. She taught us many beautiful lessons about the world and helped us see the world with a multi cultural lens. When I became an educator I taught Social Studies from the perspective she introduced me to. I am blessed to have been her student! Anne-Marie Law St.John
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68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com