Elizabeth Tennyson, of Niles

Published 7:41 am Monday, May 9, 2016

Sept. 1, 1924 — May 5, 2016

Elizabeth “Betty” R. Tennyson, 91, of Niles, passed away peacefully at Woodland Terrace on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1924, to the late Ralph and Ethelda (Hayes) Rowland in Elmora, New Jersey.

Betty graduated from Groveton, N.H. High school in 1942 and later achieved her bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State College in 1946. She taught for two year as an elementary school teacher in New Hampshire and one year at Owosso Elementary, in Michigan.

On July 30, 1949, she married Donald A. Tennyson at a ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church, in Niles. Together they raised three children, the two eldest preceded her in death; Robert T. Tennyson and Brian Jeffrey Tennyson, in 2006.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years; Donald A. Tennyson and daughter Lisa Beth Tennyson of Massachusetts.

Betty will be remembered as the sweetest, most conscientious and considerate person this side of heaven and now she’s home.

Memorial contribution can be made in Betty’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Niles; 13 S. Fourth Street, Niles or to The National Audubon Society, www.audubon.org.

Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Betty’s life at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at noon, at the First Presbyterian church of Niles; 13 S. Fourth St., Niles, MI 49120.

At Betty’s request, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with her family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com

Arrangements entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Niles.