Vary Family

Betty Delano Vary

Betty Jane DELANOAge: 99 years19162015

Name
Betty Jane DELANO
Birth April 17, 1916 19 19
Birth of a sisterAltheda Viola DELANO
August 6, 1919 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Emily DELANO
December 22, 1924 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherAltheada D. HISCOCK
December 15, 1948 (Age 32 years)
Death of a fatherThearl Dillon DELANO
April 23, 1953 (Age 37 years)
Occupation
Teacher & school administrator; Rochester & Hilton NY
yes

Residence between 1916 and 1957
Residence between 1957 and 1971 (Age 40 years)
Religion
Baha'i
after 1970 (Age 53 years)

Death of a sisterAltheda Viola DELANO
January 23, 1987 (Age 70 years)
Residence between 1971 and 1987 (Age 54 years)
Death of a husbandWillette Adoniram VARY
September 24, 1997 (Age 81 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Emily DELANO
April 23, 2003 (Age 87 years)
Residence between 1989 and 2013 (Age 72 years)
Residence between November 2013 and July 2015 (Age 97 years)
Death July 13, 2015 (Age 99 years)
Burial July 17, 2015 (4 days after death)
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Marriage: June 1915Niagara Falls, Welland, Ontario, Canada
11 months
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Betty Delano VaryBetty Jane DELANO
Birth: April 17, 1916 19 19Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA
Death: July 13, 2015Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, USA
3 years
younger sister
Altheda Viola DELANO
Birth: August 6, 1919 23 22Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA
Death: January 23, 1987Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida, USA
5 years
younger sister
Margaret Emily DELANO
Birth: December 22, 1924 28 27Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA
Death: April 23, 2003Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA
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WilletteA.Vary_1913-1997.jpgWillette Adoniram VARY
Birth: March 11, 1913 23 22Pinckney, Lewis, New York, USA
Death: September 24, 1997Kissimmee, Osceola, Florida, USA
herself
Betty Delano VaryBetty Jane DELANO
Birth: April 17, 1916 19 19Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA
Death: July 13, 2015Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, USA
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Shared note

Betty was a loved and loving wife, mother, teacher, and educator who was actively involved in the lives of her family, students, coworkers, and friends. As a strong supporter of her college, State University of New York at Brockport, she served as the President of the Alumni Association and as a contributor to the scholarship funds. She was the creator of an educational concept that resulted in the construction of the unique and beautiful Northwood Elementary School in Hilton, NY. Her service role to all the community makes her a joyful human being with special happiness to see her children and grandchildren productive and happy members of the human race. She is well known for her loving kindness, radiant countenance, contagious enthusiasm, and determination to overcome any obstacle. (May 2007)

Betty graduated from Brockport Normal School in ’36, and the College in ’48 (BA) and ’57 (MA); taught at Seneca and Iroquois Schools in West Irondequoit; then became the first female administrator in the Hilton Central School district and later the first principal of Northwood School, which she helped design. Betty was highly esteemed in the field of education and a 60-year member of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International (DKG). She also served as President of the Brockport Alumni Association (‘65-‘67), and was a member of the Hall of Heritage and Circle of Presidents. Betty and Bill married on 23 August 1941, were members of the Bahá’í Faith since the early 70s, retired to Florida in ’71. In 2013, Betty and daughter Joanne moved to Maryland to be closer to family. Betty leaves behind a proud legacy of contribution, kindness, and encouragement of family members, students, staff, and colleagues to reach their potential and go after their dreams. Her loving reminder, “Be alert! Be safe! Be happy!” will echo long through the years. Family and friends are invited to attend Betty’s Gratitude Memorial Service at the Quest Elementary School, 225 West Ave., Hilton, New York 14468 on Saturday, 8 August at 10:30 AM. Prior private burial was at Parma Union Cemetery, Hilton, with Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to a scholarship sponsored by the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma [checks payable to FLACE, fbo Alpha Alpha Awards, with memo " Betty D. Vary Award" and sent to Annie Tran, Treasurer, Alpha Alpha Chapter, 100 Battle Green Drive, Rochester NY 14624]; or to the faith community or charity of your choice.

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Source: Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, 9 Jun 1947, Monday, page 17