Obituary of Betty Nexsen DeVries
Betty Nexsen DeVries (Mrs. Walter) passed away peacefully at her home in Manhasset on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
She was born on Armistice Day, November 11, 1919, to Randolph Halliday and Maud Klink Nexsen.
Betty went to Little Miss Kirk’s School, Berkeley Elementary, and Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She studied voice and attended Juilliard School of Music a became an Opera Singer with numerous solos and roles in Opera at the New York City Center.
She married her first husband, Edwin Kleine, May 1944, who was in the Air Force during World War II. They were based in Rome, NY where Betty sang in the USO.
Betty’s second husband, Walter DeVries, married December, 1972 in Manhasset, NY.
Betty was always service oriented with volunteering her time and talents in many organizations. She was President of the Manhasset Congregational Church Women’s Club, Church Moderator, Deacon and Trustee, President of the Manhasset Community Club, member of P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter AW, American Legion Auxiliary, Kiwanis, and Colonial Dames of America.
Betty focused much of her time in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution where she served in many capacities on Chapter, State and National levels. She was a member and a Past Chapter Regent of the North Riding Chapter, NSDAR. On the state level she was NY State Regent, and Honorary State Regent. On the National level was a Vice President General and a National Officer as Reporter General.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Kleine Kuebert and her husband, Edward Kuebert of Southport, NC, grandson, Brian Kuebert and his wife Whitney Kuebert of Oak Ridge, NC, grandson, Kevin Kuebert of Edwards, CO, and two great granddaughters, Caroline Nicole Kuebert and Mary Elizabeth Kuebert of Oak Ridge, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to : The Congregational Church of Manhasset Memorial Fund, 1845 Northern Blvd.,Manhasset,NY 11030