August 23, 2017


Alice B. Shelp, age 99 years, of Glen, N.Y., died Aug. 23, 2017. Alice was born in Glen, N.Y., on July 4, 1918, and was the daughter of the late Jay V.S. and Mary (Stocker) Shelp.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Glen Reformed Church on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the conclusion of the calling hour, with the Rev. Tom Flander Jr. and the Rev. Charles Hesselink co-officiating. A graveside committal service will follow at the family plot of The Maple Ave. Cemetery, Fultonville, N.Y.

During her lifetime, Alice was employed by Beech Nut Packing Co. and the Montgomery County Department of Public Works in Fonda, N.Y.

Alice loved to travel. Her adventures took her to many countries including Italy, Egypt, Holland, Russia, Ireland and The Holy Land.

She also loved the arts, regularly frequenting Glimmer Glass Opera in Cooperstown and the summer orchestra and ballet in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Alice was a member of the Glen Reformed Church,, singing in the church choir for over 50 years and the Caughnawaga Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Among Alice’s many interests were a particular love of day lilies and collecting Majolica.

Alice is survived by a cousin Ruth (William) E. Harding and her daughter Lynn Harding of Florida. And Karen (John) Stodghill of South Carolina.  Besides her parents, she is predeceased by a sister Margaret S. Fauteux, who passed away in 1994. Contributions in her memory may be made to Community Hospice, 246 Manny Corners Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or to the Glen Fire Department, 134 Auriesville Road, Fultonville, NY 12072 or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home 15 Main St.,  Fultonville  NY 12072.

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