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.