Elizabeth (Bette) Ellen Hunt, age 92, formally of Clayton, died Nov. 17, 2014, at the Samaritan Keep Home with her two daughters by her side.
Born March 25, 1922 in Kent, Ohio, daughter of Mayme Joseph and James A. Curtiss. She graduated from Kent State University School. In her early years she worked for Ohio Bell Telephone.
She married Joseph (Pete) Hunt of Alexandria Bay, NY on January 12, 1946 at St. Patrick’s Church in Kent, Ohio with Rev. Father Joseph Lucas officiating.
The couple moved to Clayton, NY in 1956. Bette was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Colon Couch 821, secretary of the WIBC Bowling Association, and President of the K of C Auxiliary.After moving to Alexandria Bay in 1978, and after the death of her husband in 1983, she became President of E.J. Noble Hospital Auxiliary, a position she held for the next 11 years. She remained a life member of that organization as well as the American Legion transferring from Colon Couch 821 to John B. Lymon 904 for a total of 45 years. Bette was an election inspector for 23 years for the Town of Alexandria, Vice President of the Alexandria Bay Senior Citizens, and a member for many years of the Alexandria Bay Homemakers.
Surviving are her four children, Peter J. Hunt, Lumberton, NJ, Cathryn E. Saunders and companion Albert DeMaris, Salem, NJ, Sally Bogenschutz, Clayton, and Thomas (Dale) K. Hunt, Coral Springs, FL; three grandchildren Catie Bogenschutz, Robert Bogenschutz and Emily Bristol; two great grandchildren, Dylan Patch and Noah McCready; a brother James Curtiss, Vancouver, Washington; a cousin, Annette Warren Smith, Palo Alto, CA.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, J. Joseph (Bogey) Bogenschutz, a brother, William A. Curtiss, and a sister Dorothy Bondar.
At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Burial will be in the spring at a time and date convenient for the family.
The family wishes to thank the Samaritan Keep Home staff for the care and attention given to their mother. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Khalid Sindhu and the entire staff at the Nephrology Associates of Watertown for the excellent care and compassion shown to their mother for the last several years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Nephrology Associates of Watertown, NY, 19328 US Route 11, Watertown, NY 13601, or to a charity of ones choice.