September 30, 2014
Bettie Moyer Wilson, born December 16, 1925, passed away at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA on September 30, 2014. Bettie was born in New Orleans, LA, daughter of the late Franklin Chester Moyer and Evelyn Alice Keegan Moyer. She attended Southwestern Louisiana State College in Lafayette, LA, and graduated from Dominican College in New Orleans with a degree in nutrition (clinical dietetics). She worked as a hospital nutritionist in Baton Rouge, LA at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. She graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree from Western Connecticut State College, and taught at schools in Baton Rouge, LA, Houston, TX, and New Canaan, CT. Admired as a gourmet cook, she loved to host friends and family in her home. As a teacher, Bettie enjoyed working with students for over 30 years in all elementary and middle school grades. After retiring from teaching in New Canaan, she moved to Spring, TX, then to Riverton, WY, and finally to Pittsfield. She was predeceased (in 1979) by her husband, Troy L. Wilson Jr.; and by her infant daughter Jane Ann (in 1946). She is survived by her son Frank Wilson and his wife Nancy of Reston, VA; her daughter Nancy Wilson Barrus and her husband James of Coram, MT; and her son Sean Wilson and his wife Kathryn of Ridgefield, CT and Richmond, MA. Bettie also leaves her ten grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Jeffrey, and Mary Wilson; Benjamin Barrus and Helene Barrus LaVire; Colin, Patrick, Margaret, and Paige Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Eleanor and Jackson LaVire. She is also survived by her sister Frances Moyer Morris and her husband C.M. Morris of Dallas, TX; and her niece and two nephews. There will be calling hours on Friday, October 3rd between 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne's Church in Lenox on Saturday, October 4 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan at 3pm. Gifts in lieu of flowers should be directed to "South School, New Canaan, CT in memory of Bettie Wilson" in care of Roche Funeral Home at the above address.
Bettie Moyer Wilson, born December 16, 1925, passed away at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA on September 30, 2014. Bettie was born in New Orleans, LA, daughter of the late Franklin Chester Moyer and Evelyn Alice Keegan Moyer. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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