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 Elizabeth “Betsy” Barley

Elizabeth “Betsy” Barley

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 7 Feb 1989 (aged 50)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section E2 151 2
Memorial ID 35382809 · View Source
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Beloved daughter of Elizabeth (Betty) and Albert Barley.

The Obituary of Miss Barley, published in the Portland Review & Observer Feb. 13, 1989.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Barley, 50, of 414 W. 20th St., New York City, NY., died Feb. 7, 1989 at a Grand Rapids hospital. Miss Barley was born on Sept. 27, 1938, in Detroit, the daughter of A.C. and Elizabeth (Gregg) Barley.

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1960, she was employed by the Journal of American Medical Association as part of its first staff. She worked for Medical World News in New York City, and co-authored a book, "Young Runner's Handbook." She became a freelance medical writer, and had a column on health and travel for Travel and Leisure Magazine. She was also one of the editors of Newsweek Magazine, and was on the news staff at Albert Einstein College in New York City. She published a column for Good Housekeeping magazine, and wrote articles for the Physicians' Weekly. Her last assignment was as public relations director for the Asian Film Festival at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a long-time member of the National Association of Science Writers.

She is survived by one brother, Lawrence; three sisters, Mary Martin of Lansing, and Joan Barley and Gail Nowak of Grand Rapids.

Obituary provided by Tracy Rademacher.


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  • Created by: Marilynn Johnson
  • Added: 31 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35382809
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth “Betsy” Barley (27 Sep 1938–7 Feb 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35382809, citing Portland Cemetery, Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Marilynn Johnson (contributor 46963419) .