Obituary of Beverly B. Morehouse
Beverly B. Morehouse, 89, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born December 25, 1933, in Schenectady, NY and was the daughter of the late Frank and Marie (Springer) Bryant.
Beverly married her high school sweetheart, Donald O. Morehouse, on June 18, 1955. Together they shared 67 years of marriage until his passing this past summer. Bev was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. She completed her RN degree at ACC while raising four young children. She worked for the Washington County Public Health Nurses for several years. She then nursed at the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, NY for many years as an RN. She took great pride in her profession especially the old days, of white uniforms and nursing caps. She wasn’t afraid to question the MDs or refuse to give up her chair for them, which was expected during that time. It was always comforting having her around when you or your child were sick. She got things done for sure. She served on the Easton-Greenwich Rescue Squad in its early days. Her first call was to pick up her son, who’d gone through the raceway at the mill in Middle Falls. She was a member of the Greenwich Community Scholarship Committee for several years.
She enjoyed all the gatherings with their group of friends, “the gang”. They didn’t need much of a reason to get together, a holiday, sporting events, snow activities, birthdays, summer weather, or playing cards. Pitch was their game of choice. The gang and families spent time in the summers at Glen Lake together or at friends’ camps on Hedges Lake. Alongside her husband she spent several weeks in Florida during the winter, spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed getting together with her family and keeping up with her grandchildren. In the last several years she was happy getting to know her great-grandchildren. She recently found out that there’s another little boy on the way this summer.
Bev wasn’t happy when a fall led her to a move to the Fort Hudson Nursing Home. She eventually came around and made the best of it. Dad being there as well helped. She handled Dad’s passing with grace and managed to forge ahead. At times she may not have been the easiest resident, but the family is beyond grateful to the staff and administration at Fort Hudson for their patience, care, and kindness they showed her throughout her stay.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald O. Morehouse, Sr.
Survivors include her sons, Robert (Andrea) Morehouse of Clifton Park, Donald O. (Shawn) Morehouse of Lake Mary, FL; her daughters, Dawn Kirk of Milton and Suzanne (Robert) Scheidegger of Queensbury; 8 grandchildren, Kathryne (Keenan) Morehouse of CO, Elizabeth (Doug) Pearce of MA, Laura (Shane) O’Malley of CO, Donald (Erica) Morehouse and Christie (Tucker) Smoot all of FL, Brittany (Pete) McNulty of Saratoga Springs, Jared Kirk of CO, Robert Scheidegger of Queensbury; 6 great-grandchildren, Tucker Beau and Calvin Smoot, Madison and Madox McNulty, Donny “IV” Morehouse, and River Pearce.
A celebration of life will be announced and held in late spring, which is under the care of Flynn Bros, Inc. Funeral Home in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bev’s name may be made to the Fort Hudson Foundation, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828; the Easton Greenwich Rescue Squad, PO Box 84, Greenwich, NY; Double H Ranch, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 1378, Williston, VT 05495, or to a charity of one’s choice.
In addition, if one chooses, grab an Old Fashion donut from Dunkin Donuts and enjoy it in her honor (her favorite).
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.