Diebolt, Elizabeth Brewer

Elizabeth Brewer Diebolt died of natural causes May 29, 2013 at the age of 83. She touched many lives wherever she resided, and was known to all as "Betsy". Betsy Brewer was born on December 18, 1929, and is survived by her four children, Kent, (Julie Manners) Eric, (Rhonda Crouch) Peter, (Betsy Zimmerman) and Laurie (Joe Fort). She adored her 7 grandchildren, Caleb, Asa, Hannah, Walker, Amy, Andrea and Spencer. In 1998, Betsy moved to Lansing, NY to be nearer her family, benefiting from one of the first Elder Cottages in a program sponsored by Tompkins County Better Housing. She resided there in her own home for 13 years. In February of 2011, Betsy moved to Longview, an assisted living facility affiliated with Ithaca College, where she resided until shortly before her death. There will be a Celebration of Her Life with friends and family at the First Presbyterian Church in East Aurora, NY on July 21st at 4:00 PM. Betsy's family would like to thank the many people who gave her such good care and treated her with such kindness over the years, including her doctors, the entire staff at Longview, and especially, her aides and caregivers Liz Bruce, Tama Melice and Kathi Latson. The family gratefully declines flowers, but if one cares to make a donation in Betsy's memory, kindly consider The Epilepsy Foundation http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ or Longview Ithacare Community Greenhouse project, 1 Bella Vista Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850.