NEW BERLIN — Betty Horey, beloved wife of Brian and mother to Jason, Carol and Marissa, died suddenly in her sleep Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, 2002.
She was born Feb. 19, 1948, in Manchester, N.H., and grew up in Oneonta.
A 1966 graduate of Oneonta High School, Betty earned bachelor and master of science degrees in physics education from the State University College at Oneonta.
She and Brian were married on Sept. 30, 1972, and resided at 3 High St. in New Berlin.
She was employed as a mathematics teacher in the former Gilbertsville Central School District and then in the computer department of Preferred Mutual Insurance Co. in New Berlin before devoting her life's work to raising three children. Betty most recently was employed at the J.C. Penney Store in Oneonta.
She was instrumental in forming the Parent-Teachers Organization at the New Berlin Elementary School and worked with several school activities and community organizations including the Community Readers Program, the Band Parents Association, the Drama Club and most recently the Unadilla Valley Winter Guard.
Betty is survived by her husband; and children; and one brother, Richard Barley of Georgetown.
She was predeceased by her mother, Zella Barley, of Oneonta, who died in 1998.
Funeral arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin. Calling hours for family and friends are scheduled for 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2002. A funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 also at the funeral home.
The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers, be made to the "Eden Alternative Fund" care of Phyllus Furgison at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home, One Terrace Heights, New Berlin, NY, or to the New Berlin Emergency Squad.
Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 4, 2002.