TICONDEROGA Mildred Eleanor Bettcher, 80, of Brewster, NY, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at her son's house in Ticonderoga, NY, after a long illness. Born in Tilley Foster, NY, December 5, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Harold S. and Mildred E. (Wood) Johnson. Mildred was the wife of Rankin Henry Bettcher. They were married on December 24, 1943. Mrs. Betcher was a graduate of Brewster High School, Class of 1943. She was employed as a stenographer for a special electrical switch company in Brewster for 30 years, prior to her retirement. Mildred was a crafter, whom enjoyed her family, nature, and horticulture. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Rankin H. Bettcher, Sr.; three sons, Rankin H. Bettcher, Jr. of Hopewell Junction, NY, Lawrence A. Bettcher and Dale L. Bettcher, both of Brewster, NY; and six granddaughters, Nicole Bettcher, Erin Ginese, Jennifer Bennett, Kristen Bettcher, Kari Michalak, and Heidi Bettcher. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Thursday, November 15th, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga. Interment will take place on Friday, November 16th, at 11:00 a.m. at the family plot of the Raymond Hill Cemetery of Carmel, NY.