Betty Jane Davies, 90, of Montrose, died April 20, 2012. BJ was born June 9, 1921, in Montrose to the late Elbert and Hazel (Sanford) Davies.
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She graduated from Montrose High School in 1939 and received a B.A. from Wilson College in 1943. She retired as Director of Susquehanna County Children and Youth after 40 years of dedicated service. She started her service in Colonial Hall.
She was a responsible member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose as a Sunday school teacher, choir member and elder.
In her retirement she enjoyed taking care of her big house, little garden, reading, knitting and sorting through the antiques and collectibles she grew up with.
She is survived by her sister, Peg Calby of Montrose; and she was a very special Aunt BJ to 13 nieces and nephews: David and Vickie Calby of Montrose, Judy Calby Hunchar and Bill Hunchar of Bloomsburg, Patrick and Liz Calby of Chicago, Ill., Jane Calby of Wilkes Barre, Dan Calby of Montrose, Larry Calby of Mechanicsville, Va., Chris and Kelly Calby of Montrose, Bill and Sif Burhans of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Jon and Roxanne Burhans of Christiansburg, Va., Tina and Joe Robinson of Woodbridge, Va., Beth and Steve Olson of Falls Church, Va., Suzy Kroh, of Fort Valley, Va., and Tammy and Reggie Lancaster of Stafford, Va.,; as well as many families throughout Susquehanna County and beyond.
Besides her parents, she as predeceased by her sisters, Jean Sanford of Endwell, N.Y., and Joanne Burhans of Woodbridge, Va .
Services were Tuesday morning, Apr. 24, at 11 am. at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 367 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801.
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Apr. 25 to May 1, 2012