Betty J. Denison


Betty J. Denison 85, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on May 27, 1936 in Ballston Spa, NY to Roy and Dorothy (Arnold) Garrison.

A lifelong area resident, Betty was a 1953 graduate of Galway High School. She worked at General Electric as an office clerk, she was the neighborhood babysitter, and later worked at Smith’s Pie Shop. Betty was a member of the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Galway Seniors and was their official greeter. She enjoyed the group trips and events with the Seniors.

Betty was truly a country girl. She enjoyed watching the tractor pulls at the county fairs, gardening, clambakes, and baking. Betty will always be remembered for her gelatin salads. She loved watching the NY Yankees, Nascar when Dale Jarrett raced, and listening to Charlie Pride CD’s. She knitted each grandchild and great grandchild blankets and sweaters. Betty also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and playing pinochle.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 54 years Lester, grandson Alexander McConchie, brother Arthur Garrison, and brothers in law David Denison, William Gaba and Willis Denison.

Betty is survived by her daughters Linda Russo (Patrick) of Mariaville and Patti McConchie (Mark) of Oppenheim; grandchildren Tiffany Russo (KJ) and Brandon Russo (Nicole); great grandchildren Carmela Russo, Trey Pulley and JP Russo; sister Sara Gaba, sisters in law Linda Garrison and Marlene Denison; brothers in law Carl Denison (Barbara) and John Denison (Myrna); sister in law Rita Troiano; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, November 26 from 3pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday, November 27 at the West Charlton Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in West Charlton Cemetery.

The Denison family would like to thank Dr. Kristen Martin and staff for their care over the years and Community Hospice of Saratoga. We would also like to thank all her family and friends that sent cards and prayers. Memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to the West Charlton Presbyterian Church, 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton, NY 12010 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Tim & Ashley Tyler (Kerker)

Very sad to hear of Betty's passing. She was a warm, caring person. We never spoke without her mentioning her grandchildren and family. RIP

Richard & Barb Kerker

I'll miss running into Betty at a community event. Betty's smile could light up anyone's worst day.
Betty was also a neighbor and former babysitter to my now adult daughter Ashley.
RIP Betty

Joan Sikora

Betty and I grew up together having lived on neighboring farms as children. We kept in touch for the most part over the years and I shall always treasure the later years when we spent time together on trips and at each other’s houses. She was a very dear friend who was so talented and giving….I will miss her. May she Rest In Peace.

Marcie Page

Betty was one of a kind! Warm, friendly, caring, and a giving person, beyond compare. She was always there for anyone and everyone, and her positivity and laughter were contagious! She will truly be missed by all. May beautiful memories of her in better times, comfort Linda and Patti, and all who knew and loved her.

Marlene Denison

Linda, Patti, Sara and families
There will be a big void in our family with the passing of Betty. She was such a thoughtful person. I was lucky to consider her my other sister for the last 63 years. I will never forget our vacation with her and Let to Nashville,she loved seeing all the country singers. She will be missed by many. RIP Bet