Betty Lyon, historian, career woman, volunteer

Betty Lyon of North St. Paul has passed away at the age of 85.

She was born in St. Paul Jan. 30, 1927. She was a career woman and an active participant in many organizations. Betty worked for the District 622 School District at Webster Elementary from 1964 to 1974. Upon receiving a bachelor's degree in social services from Metropolitan State University she worked for Ramsey County Social Services from 1974 to her retirement in 1987.

Betty was a very active member of the North St. Paul Historical Society, serving in a number of roles including: president, treasurer, and museum curator. Betty was a member of Eastern Star and the 40 & 8 auxiliary.

Over her life she was an active volunteer including: Sunday School teacher at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, as well as serving as a Girl and Boy Scout leader. She loved to garden and participated in the North St. Paul Green organization. She enjoyed square dancing and being a member of the North St. Paul Colby Hill Community Club and life time Twins fan.

She is survived by husband of sixty-five years, Harry A. Lyon Jr.; three children, Margaret Newmaster, Catherine (Donald) Suchomel and Paul (Susan) Lyon; seven grandchildren. Betty is preceded in death by father Paul Eugene Albrecht, mother Frieda Albrecht, sister Gertrude Hannah and son-in-law Raymond Newmaster.

Funeral services were held at St. Mark's with interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorials are preferred to St. Mark's Indian School Child Fund or North St. Paul Historical Society.

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