Beth D. (née Taber) Conway

Beth D. (née Taber) Conway

Beth D. (née Taber) Conway

Beth D. Taber Conway of Valatie died on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Albany, she was the daughter of Neil and Dorothy Hines Taber. She was the wife of the late Brian J. Conway.

Raised in Altamont and graduating from Guilderland High School, she was a civilian employee of the New York State Police for 14 years before taking time to stay at home while raising her children. She later returned to work as a school bus driver at Ichabod Crane Central, where she later retired.

“Beth loved traveling, especially to Maine and Hawaii,” her family wrote in a tribute. “Beth held a private pilot’s license, jumped off a cruise ship in the Caribbean, saw dozens of rock bands perform live, and encouraged her children to view life as an adventure!”

In addition to her parents who live in Altamont, she is survived by her children, Owen Conway of Valatie and Alison Conway and Kevin of Glenmont; her grandson whom she always called the “love of my life,” Bradley Martin; and her siblings, Randall Taber and his wife, Julie, of Albany, Ronald Taber of Voorheesville, Gary Taber of Georgia, Gregory Taber of Florida, and Shelly Taber of Florida.

She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

“Beth’s children would like to thank the countless family friends who offered support, especially Angela Martin, Mary Ellen Wadswoth, Meaghan and Jeff Pinkkowski, and the entire fourth-floor staff at Albany Memorial Hospital,” her family wrote.

A service will be held at the Kingdom Hall in Castleton on Hudson Jehovah Witness Center at 1169 Route 9, Castleton On Hudson, on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, 35 Route 9H Ramp, Valatie, NY 12184 or to the Niverville Fire Department at 888 Main St., Niverville, NY 12130.

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