Elizabeth (Betty) Huth passed away peacefully on October 23, 2021 at Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. One of six children, she was born in the Ponckhockie section of Kingston, NY on May 9, 1930, to Marie Nugent McGowan and Michael McGowan. Her childhood years were the source of many happy memories and stories that she often shared regarding the people, experiences and events that shaped her early life.
Betty attended St. Mary’s school and Kingston High School graduating in 1947. She was employed at New York Telephone and IBM prior to starting a family. Later she worked at the Ulster County Mental Health Department from which she retired in 1996.
Following her marriage to George Huth Jr. in November 1950, Betty lived in West Esopus for over 65 years and was involved with community activities including establishing a local cub scouts’ group and supporting the Esopus Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. She was always very curious about the world around her, and the family copy of the World Book Encyclopedia was often open to satisfy that curiosity. Betty liked to follow space launches and other big news stories closely on television. In later years, she enjoyed crossword puzzles and brain teasers, reading, visiting with friends, and spending time with her family.
Betty is survived by her children Maureen (Andrew) of Armonk, NY, Brian (Mary) of West Hartford, CT, and Jeff (Marie) of Kingston NY along with five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Marguerite Primo and brother Michael McGowan along with many nieces and nephews.
Consistent with her very clear and specific wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Hill for their care and support during Betty’s residency at the facility. For those who wish, contributions in her memory could be made to St Jude’s Children Hospital or Regional Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.
The family has entrusted the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park with the care and cremation arrangements for Betty.