Betty Lou Eldred

May 4, 1928 - November 7, 2013

COOPERSTOWN - Betty Lou Eldred, who was lovingly called "GiGi Chocolate" by her family, died late Thursday morning, November 7, 2013, at Otsego Manor. She was 85.

Born May 4, 1928 in Ilion, she was a daughter of George B. and Edna Lillian (Haack) Bird.

She married Ronald LeRoy Eldred on December 31, 1953 in Cooperstown.  

Betty is survived by her son, Stephen J. Eldred, and his wife, Bonnie, of Hartwick; three grandchildren, Angela Leinhart and her husband, Jon, Chad Eldred, and Marcy Canady; and four great grandchildren, August Lott, Crosby Leinhart, McKenna George and Drew Canady.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ronald, who died July 27, 2001, and their son, Robert ("Bobby") James Eldred, who died May 14, 2001.

A Celebration of Betty's Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the home of Stephen and Bonnie Eldred, 159 Wileytown Road, Hartwick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY  13820.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.