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Elizabeth "Betty" J. Lamphere

July 25, 1929 ~ July 5, 2021 (age 91)

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Elizabeth "Betty" J. Lamphere, 91, of Dolgeville, New York passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, July 5, 2021 at Little Falls Hospital in Little Falls, New York with the comfort and love of her family by her side.

She was born on July 25, 1929 at her family homestead in Dolgeville, New York and was the daughter of the late, Pearld and Martha (Gallup) Cool. Betty attended Dolgeville Central School. She was formerly employed with Gehring Tricot, Eastern Footwear and Daniel Greens in Dolgeville, New York.

On October 18, 1947, Betty was united in marriage to Charles L. Lamphere in Dolgeville, New York. The couple shared a loving union of almost 50 years until he passed away on July 7, 1997.

Betty was a faithful parishioner of the United Lutheran Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Women where she was secretary and treasurer throughout the years. She was also a member of the Oppenheim Senior Center where she was a reporter for papers,

and a member of KOPS and TOPS: Keep/Take Off Pounds Sensibly for over 13 years.

The most precious moments of Betty's life were spent in the company of her family as well as watching birds. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, friend and neighbor, Betty will be missed by all her knew here, especially by her devoted family and many friends.

She is survived by her beloved son, Charles R. Lamphere and his wife, Denise of Fort Plain, NY; loving grandchildren, Heidi (Lamphere) Grinnell and her husband, Doug of Blossvale, NY, Monica (Lamphere) Whiteman and her husband, Alan of Gainesville, GA, Charles D. Lamphere and life partner, Alicia Thomas of Petersburg, VA, William E. Lamphere and his fiancé, Betty Damin of Dolgeville, NY, Becky (Lamphere) Nash and her husband, Nate of Fredericksburg, VA, David M. Lamphere and his wife, Kristin of Roswell, GA, and Jason Sovis and his wife, Dawn of Salisbury, NY; cherished great-grandchildren, Chandler Grinnell, Connor Grinnell, Shyella Whiteman, JJ Whiteman, Brian (BJ) Lamphere, Wyland Lamphere, Silas Nash and Piper Nash.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Charles L. Lamphere, her son, Bruce E. Lamphere and her daughter, Susan (Lamphere) Wainwright.

Calling hours will be held on Friday morning, July 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, 3 East Faville Avenue, Dolgeville, New York 13329. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 12 p.m. (noon) also at the funeral home with Pastor Anthony Bradseth officiating. Burial will follow in Dolgeville Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Charles. After 24 years, they will now be together again.

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July 9, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Roberts Funeral Home
3 East Faville Avenue
Dolgeville, NY 13329

Funeral Service
July 9, 2021

12:00 PM
Roberts Funeral Home
3 East Faville Avenue
Dolgeville, NY 13329

July 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Dolgeville Cemetery
West State Street
Dolgeville, New York 13329

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