Elizabeth “Betty” MacDougal

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Elizabeth "Betty" MacDougal

Elizabeth "Betty" MacDougal (nee Wright), passed away peacefully at her home on October 6, 2021 after 94 years of a life well-lived and loved.

As the oldest of four children, Betty was born on March 26, 1927 in Penn Yan, NY. In 1951 she married Merle James MacDougal, Jr. and started her own family in her hometown of Bath, NY. She is survived by one brother, Pat Wright, three children Debra Noce, Steve (Kirsten) MacDougal and Peggy (Don) Lammie, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her son-in-law Fred Noce, sister Elva Dickinson, husband Merle, brother Warren Wright, mother Vida Wright, and grandfather Perry (Myrtle) Wright.

Betty knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher. As a graduate of Geneseo State College, she settled in at Haverling High School where she taught math until her retirement in 1986. She always enjoyed engaging with her students and explaining not just the how, but the why of math. Betty also served on the selection committee of the National Honor Society and as Head of the Math Department. She took great pride in the growth of her students and their future accomplishments.

Betty was the cherished matriarch and family historian. She had a remarkable ability to mentally chronicle the lives of those around her with impressive detail, a skill that clearly came from her genuine enjoyment of others. She was simply interested in everyone's everything, which made her a most special friend and (grand)mother. In years past, Betty was active in the Methodist Church on the Care Committee and she served on the Executive Committee of the NYS Retired Teachers Association. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, puzzles and knitting beautiful gifts for milestone celebrations. She will be greatly missed and always remembered.

There will be a Celebration of Betty's Life for family and close friends in the spring of 2022. Memorial gifts may be made with the family's gratitude to the Dormann Library in Bath, NY or to a children's charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.

Posted online on October 20, 2021

Published in The Steuben Courier Advocate

Obituaries in Bath, NY |  The Steuben Courier Advocate

Elizabeth “Betty” MacDougal

Bond-Davis Funeral Home

Elizabeth "Betty" MacDougal

Elizabeth "Betty" MacDougal (nee Wright), passed away peacefully at her home on October 6, 2021 after 94 years of a life well-lived and loved.

As the oldest of four children, Betty was born on March 26, 1927 in Penn Yan, NY. In 1951 she married Merle James MacDougal, Jr. and started her own family in her hometown of Bath, NY. She is survived by one brother, Pat Wright, three children Debra Noce, Steve (Kirsten) MacDougal and Peggy (Don) Lammie, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her son-in-law Fred Noce, sister Elva Dickinson, husband Merle, brother Warren Wright, mother Vida Wright, and grandfather Perry (Myrtle) Wright.

Betty knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher. As a graduate of Geneseo State College, she settled in at Haverling High School where she taught math until her retirement in 1986. She always enjoyed engaging with her students and explaining not just the how, but the why of math. Betty also served on the selection committee of the National Honor Society and as Head of the Math Department. She took great pride in the growth of her students and their future accomplishments.

Betty was the cherished matriarch and family historian. She had a remarkable ability to mentally chronicle the lives of those around her with impressive detail, a skill that clearly came from her genuine enjoyment of others. She was simply interested in everyone's everything, which made her a most special friend and (grand)mother. In years past, Betty was active in the Methodist Church on the Care Committee and she served on the Executive Committee of the NYS Retired Teachers Association. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, puzzles and knitting beautiful gifts for milestone celebrations. She will be greatly missed and always remembered.

There will be a Celebration of Betty's Life for family and close friends in the spring of 2022. Memorial gifts may be made with the family's gratitude to the Dormann Library in Bath, NY or to a children's charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.

Posted online on October 20, 2021

Published in The Steuben Courier Advocate