Obituary: Betty Boyd Pusey

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Betty Boyd Pusey, 69, of Blacksburg, Va., lost her courageous six-year battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009.

Mrs. Pusey was a native of Lewisburg. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in home economics and moved to Virginia in 1963 to teach at Radford University. She retired from teaching in 1967 to be a full-time mother and homemaker. Mrs. Pusey was an active member of the Blacksburg Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Thomas Boyd and Oscar Stephens Boyd.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert Hollis Pusey; daughter, Elizabeth (Michael) Brown of Virginia Beach, Va.; son, Robert Boyd Pusey of Johnson City; twins, Brian Thomas Pusey of Blacksburg and Eleanor Louise Pusey of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Nancy (George) Bradley of Lewisburg; two grandchildren; three aunts; two nephews; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Blacksburg Church of Christ, followed by burial in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Carillon Clinic Hospice, 707 Randolph St, Suite 251, Radford, Va., or the Blacksburg Church of Christ.

McCoy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

This obituary courtesy of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home.