Betty L. Dean

April 11, 1935February 2, 2019

Betty L. Dean formerly of Oneonta and most recently of Ballston Spa, passed away, Saturday, February 2,2019.

She was the daughter of the late Harry and Mildred (Butler) Shaw. After high school, Betty went to work at the Mirror Recorder in Stamford, N.Y. She then transferred to the Times Journal in Cobleskill, N.Y. where she worked as a bookkeeper. Betty later relocated to Oneonta where she worked in the library at SUNY Oneonta and retired from after 10 years of service. Betty loved to read, garden, and listening and dancing to country music. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Andrea (Dean) Huggins and her husband Reginald Huggins of Saratoga and her son Alan Dean and wife Tara of Bedford, NH; 4 grandchildren, Shavawn Waelsch, Ryan Dean, Shane Huggins and Shannon Dean; 5 great grandchildren, Aidan Huggins, Ellinor Huggins, Isabelle Waelsch, Esmae Aaron Huggins, and Logan Dean. She is also survived by her sister Joan (Shaw) Wollaber, Cobleskill and several nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her grandson Aaron Huggins as well as her brothers, Richard Shaw, Carl Shaw, and Gerald Shaw.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 1pm, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta, with Rev. John Wessells, officiating.

Friends may call at the Bookhout Funeral Home from 11am until 1pm at which time the family will be in attendance.

Burial will be private and in the spring in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of her grandson Aaron L. Huggins to the Center for Donation and Transplant, 218 Great Oaks Blvd., Albany, New York 12203.

To light a candle or send an online condolence, visit Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.



  • Calling Hours Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, February 11, 2019


  • Burial

Betty L. Dean

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Nancy & Ray Moore

February 10, 2019

We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We were fortunate to know Betty through work at the college and socially. She was a wonderful friend, and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Dawn Tompkins

February 8, 2019

Andrea & Alan (& families),
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom passing. She is and always will be a big part of my childhood memories. RIP Betty. Thoughts & prayers to all.

Gail Wessells

February 5, 2019

I Loved you dearly, Betty! ā™„ļø There are too many memories for me to remember, ........ where to begin? Like, Helping me with each of my babies. Babysitting, when no one else would! You were the one that was there for me, when my little boy was dying in the hospital! You held my newborn, while John Sammy was passing away, for hours!! All of the Easter celebrations and dinners....... You were part of our family! Through the good times and the tough times, you were only a phone call away! I loved your new recipes, and going to craft fairs together, and I especially loved your laugh!! šŸ˜Š I am really going to miss you! But, Iā€™m so thankful for the Hope that we have in Jesus! I will see you again!! He promised us, that if we believe in Him~ even when we die, yet, shall we live!! And, What a celebration that will be!! I love you, always, your Gail šŸ˜˜

Angel Cimmino

February 5, 2019

Oh Betty, we had a wonderful relationship as resident and nurse in your recent years. I so enjoyed talking to you and listening to your stories and playing music you so loved listening to. You had class, moxie and a great sense of humor I will never forget. I will always remember you, you make me smile. God bless, I love you, your nurse, Angel