Elizabeth “Betty” Spencer Druesdum Last of the Cousins

It is with much sadness that I share the passing of Elizabeth “Betty” Spencer Drusedum on Christmas Day, 2023. She was the last of the Howard and Mary (White) Spencer children and probably the last of her generation of Alex and Mary Ella (Hess) White’s grandchildren.

Elizabeth S. Drusedum

Elizabeth S. Drusedum

November 11, 1930 – December 25, 2023

Elizabeth “Betty” Drusedum was a remarkable woman. The matriarch of the Drusedum family, she was an exceptional artist, teacher, musician, and business woman who graced our lives with unconditional love, creativity, and kindness. She passed away peacefully on Christmas Day 2023 with her beloved husband of 69 years by her side. Betty was the loving wife of Walter Drusedum and a treasured mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Passionate about art from a young age, she attended Penn State College graduating with a degree in Art Education. A proud Nittany Lion alumna, she moved to Lansdale after graduation where she taught Art to grades 1- 8. She met her husband, Walter, her first year in Lansdale and they celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in 2023. She was a founding member of the North Penn Symphony Orchestra for 33 years and an active member of First Baptist Church of Lansdale. In 1988, she opened the Lamb’s
Wool yarn shop with her daughter that they ran for 25 years.

Betty touched the lives of so many. A born educator, she always knew her calling was teaching, which manifested itself in many forms. Over the years she taught art, painting, knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, and dying to countless students. She believed that everyone was creative. Her legacy lives on not only through her impressive works, but also through the trove of cherished memories from the individuals she inspired to embrace their own creativity and the memories of her warmth and encouragement she offered all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Betty enjoyed making art, watercolors, ceramics, knitting, playing the violin, her local sports teams, traveling and most of all, spending time with friends and family. We are eternally grateful to have known her, to have loved her, and to have been loved by her.

A Life Celebration will be held at Foulkeways at Gwynned on March 30, 2024, 11:00AM in the Community Center. In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask you to channel your creativity and create a piece of art that would have made Betty smile.

Memorial donations can be made to Foulkeways at Gwynned Stewardship Fund or to
The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Obituary | Elizabeth S. Drusedum | Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Inc. (huffandlakjer.com)