ALFRED STATION-Betty Lucille (Nye) Allen, 88, of 6501 Whitford Road, Alfred Station, passed away Sunday morning (December 13, 2020) on her 88th birthday, at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring Florida.
Born in Stannards, NY on December 13, 1932 she was the first born to Russell and Genevieve (Bacon) Nye.
Betty grew up in Whitesville, NY and graduated at the former Canisteo Central School.
On March 20, 1949 Betty Nye Married Ralph Allen and they began their life of 70 years together.
Betty was employed at Westinghouse in Bath, NY. She later became a baker at ACES (Alfred State College) where she retired following 40 years of service.
She was an avid bowler for years and bowled in several mixed leagues with her husband, Ralph. Betty enjoyed crocheting and had a skill for quilting, making it her goal to touch as many people’s hearts as she could with quilts, throws, table runners and even Christmas decorations.
Betty had a passion for baking and has made numerous wedding cakes for family and friends. She also made up to 26 pies just for her immediate family for Thanksgiving Dinners. Baking for Christmas was a delight with the dozens of different kinds of cookies, chex mix, peanut brittle and more.
She was a 50 plus member of the Eastern Star for many years and was a member of the Andover First Baptist Church.
Betty was a kind hearted woman, whose smile was contagious. She was very hard working and always seemed to be taking care of someone.
For the past 23 years during the winter months, Betty and Ralph went to Sebring, Florida to spend times with their extended family and friends. While there she enjoyed playing cards, dominos, crafts and quilting.
Betty and Ralph enjoyed being outdoors and spent many years camping at Sun Valley Campground in Canaseraga NY. For over 40 years they enjoyed going to their camp in the Adirondacks, where many memories were made.
Betty was preceded in death by her son, Dennis “Lumpy” Allen, her loving Husband of 70 years Ralph Allen; 3 brothers, Benjamin Nye, William Nye, Dale Nye; and 2 sisters, Joann Burdick and Janice Burdick.
Betty is survived by her son, Larry (Robin Adkins) Allen of Delmar, DE; 2 daughters, Sherry (Lloyd) Winans of Andover and Susan (Mike) Snyder of Alfred Station; 15 Grand children; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are 5 sisters, Shirley (Duane) Green, Linda (Steve) Trescott, Ruth (Dave) Kimble, Claudine (Kirk) Munsell and Debra (Joe) Price; 2 brothers Virgil (Pat) Nye and Jim (Pam) Nye along with many nieces & nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. A private Memorial Service will be held at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY at the convenience of the family with Rev. Cal Densmore officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Alfred Station. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The Memorial Service for Betty Lucille Allen will be streamed via Facebook Live and can be viewed on the Dagon Funeral Home Facebook page on Tuesday at 11:00 AM by visiting www.facebook.com/dagonfuneralhome. The video will remain available for viewing on our Facebook page for 30 days.
Betty’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Alfred Station Fire Department, PO Box 282, Alfred Station, NY 14803 or to The Hart Comfort House, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.
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