2/3/2020 – Betty J. White, Chaumont

2/3/2020 – Betty J. White, Chaumont

Mrs. Betty J. White, 90, died February 1st, at the Samaritan Medical Center. Her funeral will be at 11am, Thursday, February 6th, at the Chaumont Presbyterian Church with Pastor Rachel Roberts officiating. A calling hour will be from 10am until the service at the church. A Spring burial will be in North Watertown Cemetery.

Betty was born November 17th, 1929, in Watertown, the daughter of Archabald and Edwidge Nayes Darlington. She graduated from Watertown High School.

On September 11th, 1949, she married John L. White. He died in October of 1995. She then married James H. Babcock May 29th, 1999. James died November of 2014.

She ran White’s Lunch Stand in Chaumont for 10 years until 1968, and then became a Rural Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring November 30th, 1990 after 25 years.

Betty was a past Matron of the Eastern Stars and was very active at the Presbyterian Church for over 65 years.

Surviving is one son, W.Bayne (Deborah) White of Sackets Harbor; two granddaughters, Sarah (Matt) Covey and Marci (Brian) Marcolini; four great grandchildren.

Donations can be made in her name to the Chaumont Presbyterian Church, Chaumont, N.Y. 13622.


  1. Lynn Swagler Posted:

    Betty was such a kind, funny, loving person. I always enjoyed visiting with her and hearing her stories from the past. A kinder heart I’ll never know. She will be missed. She had many who loved and helped take care of her these last years and she was so fortunate to have them.
    Rest In Peace Betty

  2. Cindy and Bob Weiss Posted:

    We have many wonderful memories of when Betty and Jim were our neighbors on Sandy Pond. It was indeed a privilege to have known Betty~she was one in a million, and we loved her dearly.
    Our condolences to all those who mourn her passing~may she rest in peace.

  3. Betsy and Roger Morrison Posted:

    Betsy and I were saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. Betty and Jim were always on the go, fishing, shopping, making homemade goodies, even though they shouldn’t have. It was enjoyable to see the two of them enjoying life to it’s fullest. We can all take a lesson from their positive outlooks on life and how to look forward to and enjoy the next sunrise.

  4. Tina Sutherland Posted:

    I will always remember Betty’s words of wisdom and her witty come backs. When grocery shopping with her one time she said you have to splurge once in a while as she got me hooked on Asiago Bagels.
    May you Rest in Peace Betty and always watch over us.

  5. George e cummings Posted:

    Iam in Florida so as to miss Betty’s funeral ,she was good friends with my family for a long time ,say hi to my mom would you please angels are among us know

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