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Betty J. Bjork

Betty Jane Bjork, age 70, of Ogdensburg, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in New York City. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

Betty is survived by a son, Raymond Bjork, Jr.; six grandchildren, Isaac Bjork, Colby Bjork, Raymond Bjork, III, Kaylee Bedford, Madison Vesel and Hayley Vesel; two sisters, Linda Measheaw and Kimberly Gilbert; a brother, Frederick Ellard; special nephews, Robert E. Ellard, Jr. and Michael Smaciak and a niece, Michelle Parmeter and several cousins. She is predeceased by her siblings, Robert E. Ellard, Sr., Mary Lou O’Shea and Elaine Smaciak.

Betty was born on May 9, 1949, in Potsdam, NY, the daughter of Edward John and Frances M. (Clark) Ellard. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1967. Betty married Raymond Bjork on April 29, 1968, in Ogdensburg. He predeceased her on April 3, 1981. Betty was first employed as a nurse’s aide and later became a dietary aide at St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center for twenty two years. She retired in 2012.

Betty loved to play Bingo and enjoyed visiting with friends and family. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Ogdensburg.

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8 Condolences

  • Terry Posted August 1, 2019 4:24 PM

    Betty was a wonderful person she always thought of others,she will be deeply miss I am I will remember pi Christmas dinners and seeing her at bingo rip Betty I love you ❤️

  • Linda Posted August 1, 2019 4:50 PM

    Betty ,I love you so much I’m so glad I spent the last several Christmas’s, thanksgiving’s, my kids birthdays and even Easter’s with you… I’m gonna miss you more than you know you were like a grandma to me. I’ll miss your quick witty ness and all the laughs. My heart is heavy but May yours Rest In Peace.

  • adam measheaw Posted August 1, 2019 10:46 PM

    Aunt Betty ur going to be miss by all love u now RIP

  • Linda Rivet Posted August 2, 2019 8:47 AM

    BETTY was kind and caring. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Ellen washburn Posted August 2, 2019 11:00 AM

    So sorry to hear of your sisters passing, she was a family friend for over 60 years, she was a sweetheart

  • David LaFave Posted August 2, 2019 9:42 PM

    My commiserations goes out to the family of Betty Jane (Ellard) Bjork. I’m so sad to hear of Betty’s passing. I knew Betty and her mom (Francis) plus her entire family for 47 years. Betty was a sweet, passionate lady who cared a great deal about others that were in her life. May she Rest In Peace until we all meet again.

  • Deborah Bouchey Posted August 3, 2019 5:01 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. May your memories forever keep her in your hearts.

  • Rae Ann Davis Posted August 7, 2019 4:38 AM

    Betty was a very nice lady. She told you like it was. That what I liked about her the most .She had a big heart .Rest in peace Betty.

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