Elizabeth "Betsy" Tiger

March 28, 1937October 23, 2018
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Funeral Services for Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Tiger, age 81 of County Rt 6, will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday (Oct 28, 2018) at the Galilee United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Nichols officiating. Calling hours will be held also on Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the church. Mrs. Tiger passed away at her home on Tuesday (Oct 23, 2018).

Surviving is her husband Bruce; a son Bruce Tiger II & his wife Joan of Summer Hill NY; two brothers Allen Rogers & his wife Carol of Arizona and Paul Rogers & his wife Judy of Alaska; grandchildren Amanda Litwin & her husband Chris of Western OH, Bruce Tiger III & his wife Karen of Bradner, OH; great-grandchildren Myka Litwin, Lillianna & Claudia Tiger; two sister-in laws Pat Rogers of Penn Yann NY and Barbara Rogers of Arizona and a best friend Helen Casey of Delhi NY.

A daughter Karen Tiger at age 19 and two brothers David & William Rogers predeceased her.

Betsy was born on March 28, 1937 in Gang Mills NY, a daughter of the late William Judson & Mary Janet (Schnot) Rogers. She graduated from Penn Yann High School and continued her education at SUNY Delhi earning a Bachelor’s degree in Micro Biology. She also attended Oneonta College for additional education. She later married Bruce G. Tiger on March 30, 1958 in Penn Yann.

During her career she worked as a lab technician at the Dairy lea Corporation in Delhi, waitressed for a period and later became employed at SUNY Delhi ATI where she worked as a lab tech in the science department for several years. She retired in the late 1990’s.

Betsy was a member of the Galilee United Methodist Church where she held many positions on several committees. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, baking, fishing, riding motor cycles, visiting with people, her pets, hunting, teaching others how to do things and spending time with her family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Galilee United Methodist Church c/o Tom Nichols 5201 CR 6; Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at


  • Calling Hours Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 28, 2018

Elizabeth "Betsy" Tiger

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Terrance Hubert

October 28, 2018

Bruce and family: I just learned tonight of Betsy's passing. I am very sorry to hear of it. Please accept my sincere condolences. She was a loving and kind lady. I recently retired and was thinking of making a trip out there in the next year to visit. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

Doug and Joanne Childs

October 27, 2018

Joanne and I are very sorry for the passing of you dear wife, Betsy. We have fond memories of visiting both of you at your camp on Black Lake. Betsy always had a smile for us no matter how she felt that day. Memories of her fishing on the pontoon boat with you and your beloved dogs will always be with us. Her laugh always carried across the water. Bruce and family , Betsy was a wonderful person as well as a pillar of the church. We hope your fond memories and faith will help you during this difficult time. She will be missed by many.
Doug and Joanne

Brian Nichols

October 26, 2018

Betsy was one of the most loving, caring, and kind people I have ever known. Her love for her husband, her family, and her friends was unmatched.

Thank you, Betsy, being a such a vital part of my church-family. We all love you and will miss you dearly.

Scott Mayne

October 26, 2018

Our sincerest condolences to Bruce and his family. Bruce and Betsy have been great neighbors and friends to the Mayne family and we are grateful for their blessing us with their presence at our recent wedding. God bless Betsy and the Tiger family! Scott and Ianthe Mayne

Linda Goedel-Smith

October 25, 2018

Ever so sorry for the loss of Betsy, knew you guys for a few years, tried to keep in touch but lacking somehow. I have missed you very much, all the stuff we got into. To Bruce, I am so so sorry, she was your life. Loved you both very much. RIP Betsy, my bestie friend. Linda