Betsy J. Christie, 83, of the Houghton Rehab Center, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the home of her Daughter in Wellsville. Born May 31, 1936 in Wayland, NY, she was the daughter of Hazen and Thelma Lousey Wright. On August 18, 1956, in East Avon, she married DeForest “Larry” Christie who predeceased her on September 24, 2001.
Betsy had resided most of her life in Friendship. She had grown up in Avon and Wayland and attended and graduated from the Avon High School class of 1954. Throughout the years she had been a resident of various towns including Geneseo, Caledonia, Red Creek and lastly Friendship. Betsy had been a nurse, assembler and homemaker.
She enjoyed doing puzzles, crocheting, playing cards and word search game. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with them.
She was a past member of the Geneseo Lions Club and attended the Brenden and Jude Parrish in Almond, NY.
Surviving are a son, Niel Christie of FL; three daughters, Yvonne (Michael) Mason of Friendship, Donna (Michael) Gelser of Hunt and Charlotte (Fred) Perry of Wellsville; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; a brother, Frank Wright of Bolivar;
a sister, Susan (Daniel) Price of Conesus Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
Betsy was predeceased by three daughters, Nora and James VanDewalker, Ginger Christie and Rudean Christie; and a stepfather, Murray Robinson.
There will be no visitations or funeral service. A graveside service will take place at a future date at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springwater, NY. Arrangements are under the direction or the Treusdell Funeral Home in Friendship. Memorials may be made to the Allegany Co. Hospice in Wellsville or the Jones Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be sent by clicking the button below.