Ruth Lauderdale

Obituary of Ruth Lauderdale

Ruth E. "Betty" Lauderdale (Carr), 92, passed away peacefully April 12, 2017 at The Friendly Home in Rochester, NY

Born April 24, 1924 in Auburn, NY to Helen J. and Clayton F. Carr Sr.

She received her degree from Auburn Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and provided care to others for more than 25 years.

She and her husband Doc enjoyed traveling, cross-country skiing and bird watching together. Betty loved pansies and was happiest when tending her flower garden or walking beaches collecting seashells. She was a compassionate nurse and respected by colleagues. Her patients were comforted by her warm and caring smile.

Predeceased by her husband, Walter E. "Doc" Lauderdale, IV; son, Peter Lindsay; brother, Clayton F. Carr Jr; step-daughter, Mary E. Hart

Survived by: children and step-children - Sarah L. (Denise Thompson) Ott, Julie K. (Darcelle Foster) Lindsay, Walter "Elliott" (Tsai Ling) Lauderdale V, Susan L. (Michael "Mickey") Hill, James C. (Jeanne Windsor) Lauderdale, Robert A. "Tony" (Debbie) Lauderdale, Jean E. (Dick) Dorn

Grandchildren - Jonathon Ott, Joseph (Tiffany Rice) Rowley, Reanna Lindsay, Katie (Ryan) Kenton, Patrick (Bethany) Hill, John A. "Andy" Hill, Susan Hart, Elizabeth Hart, James Lauderdale, Eric Dorn; 13 great-grandchildren; sister - Joanne Lally of Auburn, NY

The family would like to thank the Morgan Place staff at the Friendly Home and Lifetime Care Hospice for their excellent care and support.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 2:00PM in the Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, New York.  Interment will be held privately.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Frontenac Historical Society, P.O. Box 338, 178 Cayuga Street, Union Springs, NY 13160