Betty J. Lyons, 86, Ogdensburg
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Funeral services for Betty J. Lyons, age 86, of Ogdensburg will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday (April 11, 2013) at Foxwood Memorial Park Chapel with Rev. Robert Schirmer officiating.

Calling hours will be held also on Thursday at the Mausoleum from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Mrs. Lyons passed away Tuesday (Apr 9, 2013) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.

Surviving is her husband, Ellsworth “Al” Lyons; a son, Deacon Patrick Lyons and his wife Sandra of Ogdensburg; a daughter, Cindy Lou Lyons-Hart and her husband Jim of Ogdensburg; a grandson, Benjamin Lyons and his wife Elizabeth of Ogdensburg; a great-granddaughter, Isabelle Rose Lyons; along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a brother, James Fox; and a sister, Virginia Knowles.

Betty was born on August 21, 1926 in Middlebury, a daughter of the late Leon and Rena (Lord) Fox. She graduated from Perry High School and married Ellsworth H. Lyons on August 2, 1946. She worked briefly for Assemblyman Barber Conable who was president of World Bank, and was a homemaker and second mother to her children’s friends during their childhood. In 2004, Betty’s caring demeanor earned her The Richmond Magnificent Mother Award that she held so dear. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, fishing, dancing, puzzles and spending time with her family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. Condolences can also be shared online at