NEWPORT: Betsy Ann Miller Wright, 72, of Oliver Township, Newport, passed away Monday November 24, 2014 in the Harrisburg Hospital. She was born June 11, 1942 in Philadelphia to William R. Myers and Dorothy Miller Swartz. She was raised in Newport by her grandparents Herbert R. and Alda M. Miller. She was a graduate of Newport High School Class of 1960 and was employed by Maryland Casualty Ins. Co., Wrights Welding Inc. in New Bloomfield and long time tax collector for Oliver Township and Newport School District for 32 years.
She was a member of Hope Eternal United Methodist Church, Life Member of Citizens Fire Co. #1 Auxilary, Life Member American Legion Unit 177, Treasurer of Wm H. Saylor VFW 34 Auxilary, Hunters Valley Sportsmen Club, Keystone State Chapter P.O.C. 1 car club. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, quilting and traveling.
Betsy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Merle L. Wright; son, Douglas M. Wright of Newport; daughters, Amy L. Waltz of Liverpool and Lora A. Wright of Smithton; grandchildren, Brendon Osborne of Smithton and Kalei Kuehlewind of East Amhurst, NY; and brother,George E. Swartz and wife Tammy of Littlestown.
Family and friends are invited to services on Friday from the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport for the funeral service at 11 AM with Reverend Jack Feaster officiating. There is a viewing from 10AM until the funeral. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hope Eternal UMC, 2 Burd Road, Newport, Pa. 17074.