Betty O. Lechner

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COEYMANS HOLLOW Betty O. Lechner, 78, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2006. Betty was born in East Branch, N.Y. and had lived in Coeymans Hollow for 59 years. Along with her late husband Joseph, they owned and operated the former Lechner's Garage and Excavation Business. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Coeymans Hollow. Betty devoted her life to her husband and she was known for her love of animals. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Lechner, and their son, Drew Lechner. Survivors include her daughter, Dawn L. Cary of Coeymans Hollow; grandchildren, Jodi Civill of Coeymans Hollow and Justin Cary of Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Madeline and Winnie Civill; siblings, Joyce Skinner and Lynn Owen, both of East Branch, N.Y. Funeral services will be held 12 noon on Wednesday, August 30 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may call at the funeral home, prior to the service, starting at 11. Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Columbia-Greene Humane Society.

Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 27, 2006