BETTY RITA LU­CAS DEC. 23, 1943 - JAN. 11, 2019

Merced Sun-Star (Saturday) - - News -

Dan­nemora NY

Betty R. Lu­cas, age 75, passed away Fri­day, Jan­uary 11, 2019 at her home in Dan­nemora with fam­ily by her side. She moved back to the North Coun­try from Merced, CA in 2017 to be with fam­ily.

She was born in Beek­man­town NY on De­cem­ber 23, 1943, the daugh­ter of Lau­ren S. Giles and Rita (Brown) Giles.

She grad­u­ated from Beek­man­town High School in 1961 and im­me­di­ately went to work for Ay­erst Lab­o­ra­to­ries in Rouses Point, NY. On July 6, 1963 she mar­ried Frank Hutchins of Bos­ton, Ma. while he was sta­tioned at Platts­burgh AFB. They soon moved to Merced, CA., and had one child, An­thony Wayne Hutchins, born March 21, 1964 who passed away as an in­fant. Betty’s sec­ond mar­riage was to Car­son E. Lu­cas on Jan­uary 1, 1977. Car­son passed away on Au­gust 24, 2016.

Betty worked for the Merced Ir­ri­gation Dis­trict as a clerk for 20 years. She owned and op­er­ated her own busi­ness, “The Mer­can­tile” in Chowchilla, CA. for 5 years and later worked at the Merced Western Wear and Feed Store.

Betty en­joyed trav­el­ling, go­ing to casi­nos, yard sales, sew­ing, cro­chet and knit­ting. She was also known for her beau­ti­ful hand writ­ing.

She was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, in­fant son, hus­band, brother Don­ald Giles, nephew Dale Giles and niece Karyn Giles Sny­der.

Betty is sur­vived by her sis­ter Carol and Mer­ton Weight­man of Cadyville, NY, brothers Gor­don Giles of Kee­seville, NY., Gary and Con­nie Giles of Mor­risonville, NY., Harold Giles of Chateau­gay, NY., step­daugh­ter Lori Lu­cas of Merced, CA., and many nieces and neph­ews.

Call­ing hours will be held on Mon­day, Jan­uary 14, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Brown Fu­neral Home, 29 Broad St. in Platts­burgh. Grave­side ser­vices will be held at the East Beek­man­town Ceme­tery at a later date.

The fam­ily would like to thank Hos­pice of the North Coun­try and Dr. An­thony Vac­caro at the Fitz­patrick Can­cer Cen­ter for the thought­ful, pro­fes­sional care given to Betty.

Ar­range­ments are en­trusted to Brown Fu­neral Home, 29 Broad St., Platts­burgh, NY 12901, (518) 561-3980.On­line con­do­lences may be of­fered at www.brown­fu­ner­al­home­inc. com.. www.cvo­bit­u­ar­ies.com

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