Velma R. (Hotaling) Armstrong - November 13, 2018

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 NEW BALTIMORE – Velma R. (Hotaling) Armstrong passed away at home surrounded by family and loved ones, Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  Velma was born and raised in Ravena; married Lester S. Armstrong in 1946 and spent the remainder of her days in New Baltimore.  She worked for 20 years at the New York State Department of Education and was a longtime member of the Grace United Methodist Church and New Baltimore Volunteer Fireman’s Auxiliary.  Preceded in death by Lester in 2000, she chose to spend her remaining years in the Armstrong Farmhouse.

     Velma was the loving mother of two sons, Keith (Elaine) and Kraig (Susan); her beloved grandchildren are Jennifer, Todd, Scott, Stacey, Ryan, and Reese; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Audrey, Alice, Sienna, Luke, Hayden, Harper, Brynlee and Aubrey.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Melvin and niece, Sandra.  Velma is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews.

     Velma was truly blessed to have the love and dedication of many friends and care givers. 

     The family will receive friends at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Sunday, November 18th from 4 to 7 PM.  A funeral service will be held Monday, November 19th at Grace United Methodist Church, Ravena at 10 AM with interment to follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena, NY 12143 or The Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.