In Memory of Dorothy L. Beetz

January 2, 1929 - October 26, 2018

Resided in New Hartford, NY


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Dorothy L. Beetz, age 89 of the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford passed away October 26th.

Dorothy was born in Utica, NY January 2, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Nettie (Thompson) Simmons. Dorothy was a graduate of Utica Free Academy in 1947. She retired from Met Life in 1989 as a supervisor after 20 years. She loved gardening, ceramics and going to the casino when she could. She was united in marriage to John Beetz on June 11, 1949.

She was preceded in death by her husband John in 2017, and sister Barbara Cheesman.

She is survived by her daughter Nancy Cave and husband Bill, FL, son Jack and wife Cathy, IL, three grandchildren, Cristina Wehle (Peter), Jeffrey Beetz (Mailynn) and Jason Beetz ( Stefanie), four great-grandchildren, Chaise, Ambria, Kaden, and Allison, a brother Richard and his wife Anne Simmons of California, and close friend since childhood, Jean Pierce.

Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, New Hartford. Her funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Mt Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro.

Memorials can be made to ACS, Hospice, or charity of your choice.