Watson, Elizabeth Betsy Grey Northridge
Elizabeth Betsy Grey Northridge Watson passed away May 31, 2008 in Sacramento. Born December 26, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York to David and Yolanda Northridge. She is survived by her husband of 30-plus years, Tom Watson, children Katie Mancuso and Matt Supple, brother David Northridge, sisters Mary Northridge, Susan Lowe and Yolanda Northridge McGuiness and the one and only granddaughter Taly Kai Mancuso. Betsy had a passion for family and friends, the outdoors, learning, traveling and helping people. In the last five years she became an incredible resource of strength, information and guidance for those with cancer. She survived lung cancer in 2004 and embraced the experience with a whole heart. She was a nurse since the early 1970s, worked at Tahoe Forest Hospital since 1978 as a surgical and most recently an emergency room nurse. She truly loved the patients, the staff and the work. She loved to explore and travel most recently traveling to Peru and climbing Machu Pichu with several of her dearest friends as well as a two-week exploration of Italy with her husband and a group of their dear and old friends. She loved people. She greeted everyone with a smile and always liked to know their names. She thought we should all wear name tags in life.Betsy was an avid hiker and camper, walking nearly every route in the Tahoe Basin. Her favorites being in Desolation Wilderness, Yosemite and the Sierra Buttes. Shed know the trees, the flowers and always had a map though was known to get off piste every now and then. Betsy left us her genuine spirit, her joy, her excitement for life and her smile. As her only grandchild, Taly Mancuso, age 4, said a few days ago, Daddy, its OK, because I will always carry Tutu in my heart. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life, Saturday, June 7, 2008, 10 a.m. at the Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Rd., Olympic Valley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Betsys name to Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation Nature Fund, PO Box 366, Truckee, CA 96160, http://www.ttcf.net and/or The North Tahoe Church of Religious Science, PO Box 7584, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Arrangements in care of Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary andamp; Crematory 587-4342.