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Betty 'Cobb' (Ferguson) Stewart

May 29, 1929 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

Betty Cobb Stewart

Sleepy Hollow - On April 30th the world lost a remarkable woman, Cobb Stewart, to cancer. She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Robert Stewart, her sister and brother-in-law, Beachy and Bob Bunting and her nieces, Susan Cairns and Aann Mock-Bunting. She is survived by her children, Julie and Emily Stewart, her son-in-law, Mike Morrill, her grandchildren, Anna and David Morrill, and her sister of the heart, Jane Beers.

Cobb grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother who always put her family first. She met her husband in Washington, D.C. in 1953 and subsequently moved with him to Flint, Michigan, Evanston, Illinois and Chappaqua, New York. Her last 12 years were lived happily in Kendal on Hudson in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Cobb was a homemaker who became a returning student and earned a Bachelors of Arts in English from Pace University and a Masters in Library Science from Pratt Institute. She became a reference librarian and ended her career as the director of the John C. Hart Memorial Library in Yorktown, New York. Her pinnacle achievement was the major renovation and expansion of the library in 1989.

Upon retirement, Cobb traveled extensively with Bob. Their Road Scholar trips took them to many countries on several continents. She continued with her tireless energy as a board member for the Mount Kisco Day Care Center and the Aaron Copland House in Cortlandt Manor.

Cobb was a great cook and talented seamstress. In retirement, she began to quilt in earnest. She hand sewed a multitude of beautiful, creative quilts for family and friends. She was a years-long member of the North Star Quilters Guild.

Cobb never lost her love of reading, visiting historical sites and taking walks in nature. She vacationed in Long Beach Island, New Jersey with her family every year for decades. She read the New York Times religiously every day and enjoyed seeing "The Rachel Maddow Show" each night.

She will be remembered for her favorite phrases - "Oh, Lordy!", "Can You Believe It?", "That's for the birds!", "You got that right!", "See you later alligator", "You jest!" and "We'll get there in two shakes of a lamb's tail."

Mom/Gram/Cobb - We thank you for all your love and support and will miss you every day.

Toodle-oo!

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Kendal on Hudson Charitable Fund (checks only) - "Staff Emergency Fund" in memo field, 1010 Kendal Way, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 or Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

 

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