Betty was born on September 27, 1927 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of Wesson and Emma Jacobson Paplow. She graduated from Cassadaga Valley Central School in Cassadaga, NY.
She married Joseph G. Truesdell in Jamestown, NY on November 18, 1950. He passed away on December 23, 2009.
Betty worked as the Head of Circulation for the Jamestown Port Journal, was a co-owner of Joe’s Texaco Gas Station in Alexandria Bay and was a Hostess for many years at Bonnie Castle Resort and Pine Tree Resort. She was a member of the Clayton Bowling League, the Reformed Church of the 1000 Isles, and the Alexandria Bay Senior Citizens.
Betty is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Gayle Truesdell, and her daughter JoLeta Gruzesky, all of Alexandria Bay, three grandchildren, Christopher and Bobby Joe Williams and Dustin Truesdell. Betty had four nieces and one nephew. A sister, Margie Olmstead, predeceased her.
Calling hours will be held at Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay, from 2-4 and 7-9 on Monday, September 26th. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday at Costello Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff McIlrath officiating. Burial will follow at Barnes Settlement Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to the Reformed Church of the 1000 Isles or the Alexandria Bay Fire Department.