Moreen, Betty Jane SLINGERLANDS Betty Jane Moreen "B.J." passed away into eternal life February 17, 2014. B.J. was born in Cleveland, Ohio, August 26, 1925. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Troxdell. She lived primarily in Canton, Ohio. B.J. graduated from Duke University in 1947 where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and served as assistant business manager of Duke's college yearbook. After graduating from Duke University she attended the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School for college women for one year where she receive her certification as a secretary. While in Chicago she met her husband, Thomas R. Moreen. They were married in her hometown, Canton, on March 18, 1950. B.J. leaves her husband of 64 years of married life. Mother of James P. Moreen of Fayeteville, Thomas R. Moreen Jr. of Crawfordville, Fla. and the late Barbara Whitten of Slingerlands. B.J. also leaves seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. B.J. contributed much of her life to community activities. She was the Welcome Wagon hostess for the tri-village for 7 1/2 years where she personally called on 1,051 new residents. She was a very active member of the Women's Council of the Albany Institute of History and Art. She served as luncheon chairman and was the co-organizer of the first Festival of Trees. While a member of the Albany Institute of History and Art, she embroidered a duplicate Bargello seat for the Queen Anne chair in the Hanrahan Collection which showed her ingenuity and patience since she was very clever to be able to copy the original from the damaged portion of the chair. B.J. was a member of the New York Capital District Chapter of Embroiders Guild of America. She and other members of the Embroiders Guild made magnificent gold panels for the drapery in the New York State Capital's executive room. Also while a member of the Women's Council of the Albany Institute of History and Art she was chairman of the travel committee and led a two week tour to China. She and her husband Tom traveled extensively around the world and spent 19 years on Marco Island, Fla. during the winter. Memorial service will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 85 Elm Ave., Delmar, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. She will be interned at the Bethlehem Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
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Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2014