Betty L. Davis

September 13, 2022
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Geneva – Betty L. Davis, age 73, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. 

A Memorial Service will be held Friday (Sept. 23rd) at 3 p.m. at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd., Canandiagua.

Memorial contributions may be made to Family Life Network ( P.O. Box 506, Bath, NY 14810.

Betty was the daughter of the late Cecil and Norma Barrett. She graduated from DeRuyter High School and from SUNY at Morrisville College in 1969. 

Betty was a wife and stay at home mother to four children. She also worked as a secretary and office administrator for a number of years. Besides her 10 grandchildren, her joy was her flower and vegetable gardens. She loved being outdoors, especially at the family cabin in the Adirondacks. Betty enjoyed singing at church and attending regular services. Over the years, she served as a VBS coordinator, adult Sunday school teacher, and more recently a greeter at the door. She and her husband led a small group in their home for a while.

Betty had a home business as a seamstress, doing alterations and repairs on clothing. She also sold her handiwork at local craft fairs. Betty enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, and canning. She made relishes, jams, pickles, salsa, and applesauce, which she shared with her friends and family. 

Betty is survived by her husband of 53 years, James T. Davis; children Scott (Kim), Christopher (Nina), Jeffrey (Bridget), and Heather (Benjamin) Oxenford; Also her grandchildren: Sydney, Cameron, Samuel, Joseph, Kendall, Aaron, Nathan, Eliana, Grace and Hannah. She is predeceased by granddaughter, Madison.             

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Memorial Service

Crosswinds Wesleyan Church

Friday, September 23, 2022
3:00 PM
3360 Middle Cheshire Road
Canandaigua, NY
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Michelle Kinner(Bloss) from Penn yan on Sep. 16, 2022

Heather and family… I am so very sorry to hear of your mom passing. She was always the sweetest lady. Please know you’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Jones Family from West Henrietta, NY on Sep. 16, 2022

Please accept our heartfelt condolences our the passing of such a special person. Mrs. Betty will be greatly missed.

Carissa Helsdon from Batavia, NY on Sep. 16, 2022

I am Carissa Drake Helsdon. I remember playing as a child with Betty's daughter, Heather Davis Oxenford. I also remember her brothers Scott and Jeff.
Heather was an amazing friend as she lived nearby the town of Gorham (where I used to live). I remember that Betty was an amazing mom to her kids. ❤️

Kristin Walters from Phelps, NY on Sep. 17, 2022

I am so very sorry for your families loss
I will keep you all in my prayers.

Yvonne and Jose Ortiz from 4074 County Rd 5 , Stanley , NY 14561 on Sep. 17, 2022

Dear Jim and family , Jose ad I are deeply saddened by the passing of Betty. She was a very caring and loving member of our Thrive to Survive cancer support group. We remember many good conversations with both you and Betty. The laughter and jokes , the dinner we shared at the lake , going to the Y for exercise classes and so many happy times with you both. Please accept our deepest sympathy . You both will always be in our prayers.

Marlene Venuti from Geneva NY on Sep. 17, 2022

I’m so sorry to read of Betty’s passing. I’m so glad I got to know her through Thrive to Survive. She always had a smile. She’ll be missed. Prayers for your comfort.

Gail Butler from Waterloo, N.Y on Sep. 18, 2022

My sweet blueberry friend you will be so missed by me! Blueberry picking will never be the same, but I know you will be beside me…Rest in, Gail

Daughter’s of Constance Morse on Sep. 20, 2022

Betty was a good friend to our mother, stopping in for coffee during her walks down Glass-Factory Bay Road and keeping us aware of any safety concerns she had for Mom. Thank you Betty.

Jessica Mcconne from Canandaigua NY on Sep. 23, 2022

Hi Jim and family,

I am unable to attend today due to not having a sitter, so I wanted to reach out and send my regards. I am praying for you all. She was such a joyful, loving and giving person.

Val & Bob DeLeo from Shortsville, NY on Sep. 26, 2022

We are so blessed to have known Betty. She was a bright light of love, peace and joy.

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