Mrs. Myrna J. Beckwith, 86, formerly of Clayton, passed away Monday, January 24th, at the Hospice of Jefferson County Ellis Farm.
There will be a graveside committal service in the Spring at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clayton, at a time to be announced.
Myrna was born June 25th, 1935, in Victor, N.Y., the daughter of Newton and Lillian Bailey Ellsworth. She graduated from R.B.I.
On August 7th, 1954, she married William (Russell) Beckwith, in Victor. Russ, as he was called, died January 23rd, 2017, at age 83.
Myrna worked for a time at New York Fire Ratings Organization in Rochester.
She was a long-time member of the Eastern Star and belonged to the Red Hat Society.
Myrna enjoyed assisting her husband in operating their farms, hunting, fishing, going to garage sales, and collecting antiques.
Amongst her survivors is a son, Stephen of Theresa; a daughter in law, Patty of Plessis; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandson.
A son, Scott, a daughter Starleen, died before her.
Donations can be made in her name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.
Sue Ellen Garnsey
I loved Myrna so much! She was friends with my parents. I loved going to the farm! Rest easy dear Myrna. Much love to all the family.
Tony Leone, civil dept
So sorry for your loss, I enjoyed buying her antiques and talking to her, we always laughed and liked the visits.
I used to deliver medicine to both Myrna and Russ and they were fantastic people. I’d always enjoy talking with them as they reminded me of my own grandparents. My condolences during this trying time.
Myrna was a beautiful soul! She and Russell were dear friends of my parents, and the entire Beckwith family would come and spend time with us on our farm on Grindstone Island. I have many memories of great times with them and the Ellsworth family! Rest In Peace dear Myrna, and may the love and mercy of our Lord comfort the family during this difficult time.
Steve, Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I lost my own mother recently and can imagine your sorrow. We were lucky men to have had our Moms as long as we did. Stay safe old friend.
Diane L. Beckwith-Zink
I will miss my Aunt and second Mother! Her and I was so close! I will miss our times together and talks on the phone. I got to talk to you before you died and FaceTime. Thank You, for coming into my Life!
Steve and Curt I am so sorry to hear this. Your Mom was a one of a kind… she will be missed. She will be glad to be with Star and Russ again. Love ya.