Beverly M. (Woodard) Rice

June 19, 1938 ~ April 6, 2018 (age 79)
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Crown Point

Beverly M. “Betty” Woodard Rice entered Heaven on April 6, 2018 at home surrounded by family at her side. She was married to her husband Fred for 47 years. She was the daughter of Clarence “Popeye” Woodard and Catherine Bacon Woodard. She was born in Putnam, NY.

She is survived by her husband Fred and five of her seven children; Gail LaConte (Michael Watson) of Gaffney, SC, Stephen LaConte of Ticonderoga, Penny Tennian (James) of Cary, NC, Cheryl Korona (Mark) of Galway, NY, Susan Frazee (Mark) of Ironton, OH; one sister, Sharon Martin (Greg) of Crown Point and two brothers, Michael Woodard of Bremerton, WA and Thomas Woodard of Vermont. She is also survived by grandchildren Brian Slattery (Susan), Darcy Cagle (Quentin), Jason LaConte (Diana), Stephen LaConte (Heather), Sherry Lingle (Jarod), Laurie Ventrice, John Ventrice, Danny Whitford Jr., Eric Whitford, Kia Martin (William) Nicole Hibbard, Samantha Ashe, Brianne Korona (Shawn) Danny Dyson, Michelle Dyson, Shannon Frazee and Ryan Frazee; 16 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents she is also predeceased by two children Laura Whitford and Kevin LaConte.

Betty was a great homemaker. She could take any house and make it a home. She was known as a great cook, and mostly known for her passion to crochet and knit which was her favorite hobby.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 11-1:00 pm at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. A funeral service will follow at 1:00. Burial will be at a later date in White Church Cemetery.

The family would like to extend the biggest of thank you for the great care given to Betty by Dr. Chris Holmes and the whole Oncology staff at University of Vermont Medical Center. A special gratitude goes out to  High peaks Hospice office staff, especially Courtney Celotti and Sue Bevilaque; also all the great care given for the past eight years by Betty’s PCP, Dr. Jennifer Stratton at Hudson Headwater Health Network in Queensbury, NY. The family would like anyone wanting to make donations in Betty’s name to do so at the American Cancer Society.

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