Passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 91 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, William C. Powell; her daughters, Evelyn Powell Jennings and Nancy Powell; her son-in-law, William Jennings; grandsons, Ryan and Raurri Jennings; great granddaughter, Alana Durkin; nephew, Kelly Wilson; and nieces, Irene and Tara Wilson.
She was predeceased by her father, Treadwell R. Wilson; mother, Ruth Wilson (née Marchant); brother, Bruce Wilson; and sister-in-law, Alice Wilson.
Betty and Bill lived in West Irondequoit for over sixty years and were active members of Third Presbyterian Church on East Avenue in Rochester. Betty loved her garden and was a twenty-year participant in the Great Backyard Bird Count Project supported by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society. She and Bill spent many happy hours traveling as birdwatchers. She also loved music, especially opera, and played the piano and trombone, as well as hand bells. Betty volunteered with the Camp Fire Girls when her daughters were members, Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, the Food Cupboard at Third Presbyterian Church, and the Rochester Birding Association. She loved playing games with her family members and bridge with her friends. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 24, WITH A REVISED TIME OF 2 PM, at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Nature Conservancy, 274 N. Goodman St., Rochester 14607 or Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, 1600 South Ave., Rochester 14620.
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