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A long-awaited, much celebrated reunion is prevailing in Heaven for the most wonderful couple, George and Betty Chew! Elizabeth Stewart Chew (Betty) 83, went to her eternal home, Dec. 18, 2018, joining the love of her life, George. Born Aug. 15, 1935 to James Adam and Elizabeth (Buffy) Jones, younger sister of Ashton Jones, step-daughter of Donald Mercier, treasured wife of George for over 60 years, mother to her four beloved children: Donald, Cheryl, David and Bradley, and five grandchildren that both she and dad adored: Kristina, Amanda, Morgan, Patrick and Cameron. Family, a precious bond between loved ones, yet such a fragile entity, meant everything to mom and dad. Like dad, mom loved her Heavenly Father, her Country, her many dear friends, relatives, beloved pets, all of God's creatures, the wonders of nature and the great outdoors, but most of all, she loved George and her family. Betty was a graduate of Saratoga High after attending Ballston Spa through 11th gr. She then attended Mildred Elley and later became librarian for Milton Terrace Elementary. She had a knack for finding the greatest books that the children loved! She made reading fun! Tribute to my Mother: Mom, you were a terrific lady, loads of fun, the perfect companion to dad, devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt, and great friend and mother to me. You and dad did an amazing job raising your family. We were close-knit growing up and had so many incredible experiences, whether in our own backyard playing games, sleigh riding at the golf course, ice-skating on the pond in the field, or playing a highly competitive game of ping-pong! We had adventures in the Adirondack's, especially Middle Saranac, Shaw Island, Sacandaga Lake, climbing the High Peaks, camping, sailing, canoeing and cross-county skiing! You and dad taught us how to enjoy and appreciate our beautiful mountains, lakes, streams, rivers and fields, and all the creatures that inhabit it. My favorite gift from you was a painting of a little girl holding a bag of seeds and feeding the birds that surrounded her, and the inscription said, "Some people make the world more special just by being in it." An endearing compliment. Cherished are memories of you holding tiny buttercups under my chin to see if I was in love, picking daisies by the roadside, listening to the spring peepers at dusk, the lonesome call of the loon, watching the geese fly overhead in perfect formation, catching fireflies in a glass jar for a miraculous moment, making a wish while blowing silky milkweed seeds to the wind then making sweet Christmas ornaments from them. We celebrated holidays and birthdays in our fun-filled home on Mann Rd in Ballston Spa. Our happy home was packed with relatives, friends, pets, and neighbors, all of whom loved you and dad! Our dining room table would be covered with incredible food, but we managed to save room for your famous apple-pie! I miss those wonderful times as do many who loved you and dad. I also miss all our walks in Saratoga with you, me, Hossy and your great friends, which inevitably ended at the bakery! And what fun it was to be in the first women's golf league together in Saratoga! We had fun working in the parking lot where we made generations of friendships, teaching together, shopping and going to lunch! We all have so many uniquely beautiful and fond memories of you and dad that will forever remain in our hearts. I miss you mom, as do so many, and though the devastating Alzheimer's was steered, taking you away from all you loved and who loved you, now in Heaven you are free to love and be with dad for all eternity! You now know just how much you are loved by all of us! Truth triumphs in Heaven! To all who believe: Matt 19:6 "…What God has joined together, let no man separate." Though we mourn here on earth for our loss, we celebrate your eternal freedom in Heaven! We dearly love and miss you, mom! We'll see you and dad on the other side… A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Published in The Daily Gazette on Jan. 13, 2019
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