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Elizabeth R. Reed

November 18, 1919 — March 30, 2019

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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