Betty Jane Erickson Thomas, Obituary news update, Cause of Death

Betty Jane Erickson Thomas, 83, of 1629 West Third St., Jamestown, died peacefully in WCA Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

She was born in Jamestown on July 12, 1928, the daughter of the late Ernest and Eva Marie Linner Erickson.

Betty graduated from Jamestown High School in 1946 and was a member of the 100-Member Club. She spent 5 years at Blue Cross/Blue Shield and 30 years at Thomas Webco. Betty Jane Erickson Thomas, 83, of 1629 West Third St., Jamestown, died peacefully in WCA Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

She was born in Jamestown on July 12, 1928, the daughter of the late Ernest and Eva Marie Linner Erickson.

Betty graduated from Jamestown High School in 1946 and was a member of the 100-Member Club. She spent 5 years at Blue Cross/Blue Shield and 30 years at Thomas Webco.

She belonged to the Mayville Senior Citizens Club and the Jamestown Senior Center. Betty knit and donated hundreds of baby booties and afghans for the WCA Hospital Gift Shop as well as the Salvation Army, where she was a bell ringer. She spent many years volunteering at Lincoln School in kindergarten and in the Library through RSVP and at JNP.

Betty and her husband enjoyed traveling to Egypt, Italy, Greece, Portugal, and Mexico. She boasted of seeing the Pyramids, riding a camel in Egypt, as well as walking around the Coliseum in Rome.

Linda T. (Dennis) Scotty of Lakewood and Ann L. Thomas of Jamestown survives, as do two daughters, Linda T. (Dennis) Scotty of Lakewood and Ann L. Thomas of Jamestown; two granddaughters, Melissa Scotty (Brian) Levesque of Rochester, NY, and Christie Scotty (Jeff) Totten of Portland, OR; three great-grandchildren, Erin Rachel Levesque, Sara Allison Levesque, and Evan Arthur Totten; and several beloved nieces.

She was truly loved by her husband, Arthur E. Thomas, whom she married on November 26, 1949, and who died on August 17, 2003; three sisters, Florence Barnes, Gladys Sandwick, and Mildred Carlson; and three brothers, Walter, Edward, and Herbert Erickson

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