Elizabeth K. Austin

Elizabeth K. Austin, 94, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Glens Falls, NY on October 10, 1923.

Betty was a secretary for Collins and Aikman in New York City, General Electric Co. in Schenectady, and the Army Depot in Schenectady. She later worked for Bishop Gibbons High School and retired from the Ballston Spa Central Schools.

In the 1940’s and 50’s Betty was a vocalist with several area big bands. She was a regular guest on the After Six Seven Show with Garry Stevens, and the Earle Pudney Show both on WRGB. Her passions were interior decorating, flower gardens especially roses, and entertaining in her home. She was considered the matriarch of the family and loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She traveled to most of Europe and England and loved Cape Cod and the Atlantic Coast.

Betty had a wonderful positive outlook on life and was an inspiration to all. She always saw the good in people and made them all feel special.

Betty was predeceased by her parents Russell and Ruanna Peacock, stepfather George Kuebler, son Randy Little, brothers Russell Peacock, Richard Peacock, Garald Peacock, and Ronald Keubler.

Betty is survived by her sons Lance Little (Brenda) and Dennis Little (Frances), daughter in law Judy Little; grandchildren Florence Steinberg (David), Justin Little, and Brandon Little; great grandchildren Vivian and Gwendolyn; stepson Daniel Austin (Mary) and their five children; step granddaughters Elissa Johnsen (Leif), and Emily Owens (Katie); step great grandchildren Elliot, Paige and Eloise; brothers David Kuebler, George Kuebler, and Earl Kuebler; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, March 6 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be in Briggs Cemetery in the Spring. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 5 from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to the Schenectady City Mission, 425 Hamilton St. Schenectady, NY 12305 or the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302.

The family would like to thank the staff of Ingersoll Place and Glendale Home for their loving care and compassion.

Guest Book

The Otten Family - Luke, Liam and Tiffany

What a beautiful obituary. She was such a beautiful, bright light bringing joy to everybody she talks to. It's only fair that now she can have some peace herself. We're sad for the loss to us, but happy to have such a vivacious angel among us now.

Ed and Lory Bennett

Lance, Brenda, and families

So sorry on your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We never knew of her singing with the big bands or her stints on the Gary Stevens and Earl Pudney shows. Treasure the memories. She was fortunate to have you.

Ed n Lory

Patrick and Carolina

I only regret not singing any show tunes with Betty. She was a joy to be with. God Bless her and may the angels escort her to heaven!

Matthew Little and Michael Jeffery

I will always remember her contagious laugh, and her good spirit. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending love to her family.