Elizabeth J. Myatt, 86, of Malone, NY, passed away Monday afternoon, July 20, 2020, at The Alice Center in Malone with her loving family by her bedside. She had been a resident there since February 2, 2017.
Born in Ogdensburg, NY, February 14, 1934, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Foster Matthews. She graduated from Massena High School in 1952.
After graduation, she was employed as a secretary at ALCOA in Massena, NY. She later enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. She was Honorably Discharged in 1954.
On December 5, 1953, she was united in marriage to Nicholas Myatt of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, in St. Joseph’s Church in Massena, NY.
After their marriage, they moved to Canada. While residing in Canada for fourteen years, she was employed at the Canadian Stock Exchange in Kingston, Ontario, and later as a Private Secretary at the Queen’s University in Kingston.
She accompanied her husband on a military tour of duty in London, England, for three years. After their return to Canada, they moved to Malone in 1967.
Elizabeth was employed as a school secretary for eight years at North Franklin Educational Center in Malone and later as a medical secretary for eight years at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, retiring in 1991.
She and Nicholas traveled extensively to forty-nine states, parts of Canada and Mexico. She also enjoyed ceramics, knitting, needlepoint and refinishing furniture.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and John Gokey of Malone, NY; one son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Melanie Myatt of Chasm Falls, NY; six grandchildren, Andrew Woodward of Constable, NY, Nichole Engel of Massena, NY, Michael Gokey of Malone, NY, Jason Gokey of Rome, NY, Jacqueline Miller and her husband, Justin, of Chasm Falls, NY, and Nicholas Thomas Myatt of Chasm Falls, NY; two sisters, Judith Boadway of Kingman, AZ, and Katherine LaBrake of Lake Titus, NY; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Janet Matthews, Jr. of Malone, NY, and John and Martha Matthews of Sevierville, TN.
Along with her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Lawrence Matthews; a son-in-law, Damon Woodward; two brothers-in-law, Francis “Gay“ Boadway and Donald LaBrake; and a niece, Terry Hughes.
Calling hours will be Friday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Home in Malone, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at Notre Dame Church in Malone, NY. Burial will be in St. Helen’s Cemetery in Chasm Falls, NY, with full Military Rites provided by the Malone American Legion Post -219.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Farrar Home in Malone or to The Alice Center in Malone, NY.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brusofuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are through the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service, Inc. in Malone, NY.