Mrs B. Elizabeth Cady

Mrs B. Elizabeth Cady


Let us remember the life and ministry of B. Elizabeth Cady, 99, of Olivebridge, NY, who passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Born June 17, 1919 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Chester Arthur and Mabel Stewart Snyder.

Elizabeth was the widow of Rev. Merton S. Cady who predeceased her on December 11, 1975. Rev. Cady served the New York Conference for more than 35 years, pastoring the following churches in the Catskill Hudson area: West Fulton, Blenheim, and Fairland; Harpersfield and North Harpersfield; Olivebridge, Samsonville and The Vly; Kenoza Lake, Jeffersonville, Fosterdale and Cochecton Center; Coeyman’s Hollow, Dormansville and Lambs Corners; Hensonville, Maplecrest, East Jewett and Eastkill Valley. After his retirement in 1972 he also served Andes, Pleasant Valley, and Rifton, all in New York.  

Elizabeth and Merton were married September 19, 1943 in the Olivebridge Methodist Church. After his retirement they made their home in Samsonville and after his death Elizabeth continued to reside in the Olivebridge area. She was a member of the Olivebridge UMC and served as the organist there and at the Samsonville UMC. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter, and was well-known among her friends and neighbors for her baking skills.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her children John Stephen Cady and Nancy Jean Cady, and by a sister, Jane Scofield. Surviving are her daughters, Mary Cady Thickens and her husband, Richard E., of Mequon, WI.; Ruth Anne Muller and her husband, John, of West Shokan, NY; and Elizabeth Davis and her husband, Larry, of Yonkers, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Richard Cady Thickens and his wife, Jennifer; Laura Koehn Thurow and her husband, Jason; and Kelly Elizabeth Isenor and her husband, Nathan; as well as by her great grandchildren, Lizzy, Alexandra, Sawyer and Logan Thickens, and Bennett Isenor.

Friends will be received on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Lasher Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY. A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Olivebridge UMC, Route 213, Olivebridge, NY. Burial in Tongore Cemetery will be in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 400 Aaron Ct, Kingston, NY 12401, or to the Olivebridge or Samsonville UMCs, at PO Box 1397, Olivebridge, NY 12461.