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Jacqueline Evona Aldous

Mrs. Aldous

Mrs. Jacqueline Evona Aldous, age 82, of Gloversville, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

She was born June 9, 1937 in Cambridge, N.Y., the daughter of the late Harold and Natalie Henderson Beck.

She was a 1955 graduate of Greenwich High School.

She married Charles Aldous and resided in Saratoga Springs with their five children until 1968. The family then moved to Gloversville where she became very active in the community. Her children were her life as was apparent through her many activities such as Cub Scout den mother, Girl Scout cookie chairman, her very active role with the Gloversville Little League at Parkhurst Field where she ran the concession stand while watching her boys play ball for the next decade. She was an early pioneer in the renovation of The Glove Theatre spending many hours cleaning, preparing the theater for opening night. Her family grew very quickly, not only to include five children, but also many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Across the many generations, she never missed a concert, a ballgame, a gig, performance, Stonewall haunts, or live plays. You could always count on her being there for whatever or wherever any of her children or grandchildren were involved. She was her family’s biggest fan and you always knew she was there by the loudest “hoot” in the audience. She was also an active member of the neighborhood watch and the self-proclaimed mayor of Temple Street. She was known for her strong will, strong constitution, and her motto was “Everyone is entitled to my opinion,” but no one was more caring or more generous to her family and her community than Jackie. She loved gardening and she loved to knit. She made beautiful hats, mittens, and sweaters that she gave away to those in need and you could find them displayed for sale at the Mohawk Harvest Co-op. She worked as a marketing associate at Amsterdam Printing and Litho at the time of her retirement in 2005. She was an active Democrat and her only regret was that she didn’t live long enough to cast her vote in November to get Trump out of the White House.

Jacqueline is survived by her two sons, Leonard (Deb Sauber) Aldous and Lee Aldous of Gloversville and three daughters, Leta Aldous and Lucinda (Vincent Drapala) Van Dyke of Gloversville, Leah Aldous of Lawrenceville, GA; two brothers, George (Louise) Beck of Greenwich, N.Y., and Edward Beck of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; four sisters, Andrea (Rodney) Powers and Barbara Beck of Saratoga, N.Y.; Helene Traver and Edris (Edmund) Kapper of Greenwich, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Carole Beck Phinney and Jeannie Beck Clark.