Betty (Williams) Cross Iwaniec

Iwaniec, BettyHUDSON FALLS – Betty (Williams) Cross Iwaniec, 86, of Devine Drive, passed away on July 26, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on August 22, 1930 in Granville, she was the daughter of the late Augustus Trevor and Dorothy Barbara (Kendall) Williams.

Betty graduated from Hartford High School and in 1989, at the age of 58, she graduated Cum Laude from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy with a diploma in Early Childhood Development and a certificate from Clown School.

During her life, Betty worked in the household department at Montgomery Ward, Scott Paper Company in Fort Edward and at the Glens Falls Hospital, as a unit clerk.

Betty enjoyed traveling and took a camping trip with her brother across the country.  She was a very talented oil painter, loved creating, and always had a puzzle on her table.  Betty was an avid flower and vegetable gardener.  She also loved walking and just being outdoors.  At age 70, Betty went skydiving with her daughter Katy.  To the children in her family and the neighborhood, she was known as Nana Betty.

She had a wonderful, lively personality that was loved and enjoyed by everyone she met. Betty lived life to its fullest and never hesitated trying a new adventure. She was always young at heart.  Betty’s family and close friends were held dearly in her every thought.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Trevor Williams (Josie), her sister, Edith Smith (Walter) and her son in law, Peter Seebald.

Survivors include her husband, John Iwaniec of Hudson Falls; her six children, Ronald L. Cross of Hudson Falls, Susan J. Seebald of Queensbury, Jerrold Peter Cross (Cindy) of Hudson Falls, Nancy L. Cross (Tony) of Fort Bragg, CA, Dana E. Cross (Gianna) of Argyle, Kathryn I. Crandall Kernersville, NC; her 20 grandchildren, that she cherished; 16 great grandchildren; her brother, Kenneth Williams (Bunny) of Lady Lake, FL; her sister, Dorothy Thomas;   Many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her extended family, Peggy Hatch (Bob) of Gansevoort and Christopher Crandall of Lake George.

Friends are invited to celebrate Betty’s life Saturday, from 11 to 2 pm at the Elks Lodge on Cronin Road in Queensbury.

Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P. O. Box 226, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Betty’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Glens Falls Hospital, Tower 6 for all their care and compassion given to Betty and her family.

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6 Responses to Betty (Williams) Cross Iwaniec

  1. Larry Dolhof says:

    I have many fond memories of living up the street from your family when I was young. We moved away when I was twelve, but I still think of those days often. Our mothers were close friends in those days and remained so until my mother passed away three years ago.

    My sympathy,

    Larry Dolhof

  2. Margaret Story says:

    Betty lived with my grandparents for several years and is a special part of my childhood memories. My sympathy to her family .
    Margaret Story

  3. Jennifer L Cook says:

    Our family was saddened to hear of Bettys passing. She was a 2nd grandma to my girls and a wonderful friend. Every time I would visit, she was always happy with that great smile. You will be missed Nana. Prayers to your family.
    Love and Light,
    The Cook Family

  4. Meaganne McCandess says:

    Dear Nana,

    I will love you always and will live my life the best way I can with you at my back. I’m so lucky to have had you as my Nana and I will treasure our time together; you made a huge positive difference in my life and I’m so grateful.

    Love and light,

  5. Dawn M Donnelly says:

    Thinking of your family so sorry to hear, she was a mom to all aww, so sorry

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