Helen D. Getman, 81, of Bailey Settlement Road died November 10 at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay where she had been a patient since October 5, 2010.
Born December 8, 1928, the daughter of the late Glenn D. and Elizabeth Marsaw Dillenbeck in Dexter, NY. She attended and graduated from Dexter High School and later attended a trade school where she took classes to become an x-ray technologist.
Mrs. Getman married Douglas G. Getman August 17, 1952 at the Dexter Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Roy officiating. They were married for 50 years before Mr. Getman died May 9, 2003.
She was a nurse's assistant for Dr. Harold Livingston for 35 years and worked for many years on her family's dairy farm until her retirement in 1990. Later she worked at EJ Noble, now River Hospital, Alexandria Bay as an x-ray technician until retiring in 1996.
Mrs. Getman was an active Rebekah for many years at the lodge in Redwood. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren especially with her baking, kittens, playing cards, bingo, crafts, adult daycare, snowmobiling, and was an avid reader.
Survivors include one son and his wife, Phil and Colleen, LaFargeville; One grandson and his wife, Sgt. Andrew and Kristaleigh, Quantico, VA; one granddaughter and her husband, Jennifer and Christopher McCormick, Redwood; one brother-in-law, Gaylord Getman, Harrisburg, PA, two great grandchildren, and 2 nieces.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11 am at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa with Jan Liscomb, a family friend, officiating. A calling hour will be prior to the funeral at 10 am. Burial will follow in Dexter Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa.
Donations may be made in her memory to either River Hospital or to the Jefferson Co. SPCA.
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