Laura Foote

October 01, 1914 - May 13, 2016 

Laura Foote

October 01, 1914 - May 13, 2016 

Obituary for Laura Foote

Dateline: Ballston Spa
Laura Eldridge Foote, 101, died on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Saratoga Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on October 1, 1914 in Ballston Spa, NY and was the daughter of the late Charles and Anita Baker Eldridge. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa Schools. She received her BS in education at Potsdam in 1941 and earned her MS in music education in 1951. Mrs. Foote sang in several operas and requiems while in college. In May of 1949 she sang in Verdi's Requiem with Robert Shaw Chorale. Prior to being married, she taught elementary school music. Mrs. Foote was an active member of the Union Methodist Church in E. Northport, NY where she served as choir director and was active in her church activities. Her passions in life were her family, music and reading. She enjoyed giving private voice and piano lessons and was an avid Yankees fan.
She was the beloved wife of the late Warren G. Foote; devoted mother of Thomas R. (Pam) Foote of Myrtle Beach, SC and Phyllis (William) Skidmore of Sandgate, VT; adored grandmother of Jennifer Foote and Thomas Foote; dear aunt of Gareth “Pete” (Sara) Gilbert.
Funeral will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 PM at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.
Interment will be in the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery, Ballston Spa, NY.
Those who wish are encouraged to make memorial donations to Ballston Spa United Methodist Church, 101 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, or to Ballston Spa Ambulance Corp, 78 Thompson St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake NY, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Mrs. Foote’s Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com

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