Betty J. Washburn(1949 - 2013)

ALMOND - Betty J. Washburn, 64, of 656 Karr Valley Road, passed away peacefully Monday (Dec. 23, 2013) at the Comfort House Of Allegany County in Wellsville.

Born in North Hornell, Dec. 3, 1949, the daughter of Edward and Thelma (Cantrell) Dungan Jr., she was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Alfred-Almond Central School. Betty retired from Alfred State College in 2011 after 36 years.

She enjoyed dancing, camping, cooking, a good glass of wine at the end of the day and wearing bright sparkles when she went out dancing. Betty enjoyed life, but none was so fulfilling to her, as her family was. She made sure each grandchild was never left out, even taking a trip with them to Disney World.

She was predeceased by her father; a sister, Marilyn Mullen; and her brother, Larry Dungan.

She is survived by her husband, Philip "Phil" Washburn, whom she married Sept. 20, 1969; two daughters, Rebecca (David) Boncaro of Rochester, and Holly Morse of Almond; her son, Philip "Gonzo" Washburn of Almond; her mother, Thelma Dungan of Almond; three sisters, Peggy DeMarco of Canandaigua, Mary Jo France of Hornell, and Barbara Haley of Hornell; four grandchildren, Dustin, Valerie, Melanie, and Randy; a great-granddaughter, Audrie; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will be present from 1-4 p.m. Friday (Dec. 27, 2013) at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., with her son-in-law David Boncaro officiating.

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Friends may make memorial contributions to: Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 E. State St., Wellsville NY 14895.

Funeral Home

Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home
354 Canisteo St. Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-2341

Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 25, 2013