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Elizabeth Yung "Betsy" McDougal

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Elizabeth "Betsy" Yung McDougal 1950-2008 SOUTH BURLINGTON Elizabeth "Betsy" Yung McDougal of South Burlington, beloved wife of Gerard C. McDougal, passed away peacefully July 3, 2008 at Fletcher Allen Health Care after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born Jan. 25, 1950 in Bristol, Conn., to Marguerite "Peg" Yung of Farmington, Conn. and the late Raymond Yung also of Farmington, Conn., she grew up in Avon, Conn., graduated from Avon High School, class of 1968 and Bennington College, class of 1972 with a bachelor of arts degree in child development. She leaves two sons, Thaddeus Yung McDougal and Jacob Yung McDougal, both of South Burlington; three brothers and their wives, Eric and Sharon Yung of Safety Harbor, Fla., Jay and Cindy Yung of Burlington, Conn., and Stephan and Judy Yung of Unionville, Conn. Betsy also was a joy to her nieces and nephews, Lauren, Curtis, Tyler, Jennifer, Allyson, Mischele, David and Dawn. In 1993, the Vt. Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services awarded Betsy and Jerry the Children and Family Services Commissioner's and Community Award for outstanding service and contribution to the welfare of Vermont children. Betsy and Jerry received the National Phillips Distinguished Service Award for their professional teaching family model practitioner at the Las Vegas, Nev. conference in 2005. Betsy received a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing her pioneering effort for the dedication and caring of The Burlington Family Support Program from 1996-2000. For the last 30 years, Betsy and Jerry have devoted their lives to the service of area youth with sponsorship from various organizations including Easter Seals, Appalachian Family Innovation, National Teaching Family Association, Allenbrook Home for Youth, the State of Vermont and The Red Sox Foundation. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service celebrating Betsy's life will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1250 Spear Street, South Burlington at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 with the Rev. Peter Maclean officiating. Our family wishes to extend our thanks and appreciation to the caring staff of Shepardson 4 during Betsy's stay. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betsy Yung may be sent to Allenbrook, 102 Allen Road, South Burlington, VT 05403. Arrangements are by BOUCHER AND PRITCHARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS, Burlington.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 7, 2008
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