Elizabeth K. Priset


On August 12, 2019, Elizabeth (Beth) Kathyrn Priset went home to be with her Lord after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald A. Ashbery and Ethel E. (Betty) Hynes. Beth was born on September 1st, 1952 at Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital, Albion, NY.
Beth lived life to the fullest, sharing the joy of the Lord with everyone she met, and faithfully served in ministry alongside her husband for over 40 years. Beth was also a professional educator for over 35 years in parochial and public school systems, with 27 years, respectively, as a kindergarten and 4th-grade teacher at Forest Elementary, Williamsville, NY, from 1990 to 2017. Her deep faith compelled her to live a life full of warmth, humor, and kindness to all who were blessed to know her. Beth loved to sing, laugh, read, bake, travel, and spend time with her family.
Beth is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Duane Priset; her children, Jonathan (Alice) Priset, Keryn Gauch, Jared (Meredith) Priset, and Jason (Hsuan-Wen Chen) Priset; along with her 14 beautiful grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kyle, Emily, Jadeyn, Zachary, Tobey; Nathan, Andrew, Lauren, Margaret, Elias, Adelaide, Yo-Wei, and Yo-Ehn. Beth also claimed four foreign exchange students who became like daughters as her own, Maisam (Israel-Palestine), Lam Fung Kiu "Alice" (Hong Kong), Cecilia (Brazil), and Sophie (Germany); along with family friend, Julia Fabich.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 14th from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at Prudden and and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Emmanuel UMC, 75 East Avenue, Lockport, NY, 11 AM on Thursday August 15th, with burial ceremony to be held at Lancaster Rural Cemetery located at 70 Cemetery Road, Lancaster, NY. Beth is laid to rest at the Lancaster Rural Cemetery. Beth's love for others, her contagious sense of humor, and her faith in Jesus Christ will leave a lasting legacy for those she has left behind.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation through Lockport Emmanuel UMC to be disseminated amongst various churches Beth has served and has called her faith family.
Online condolences at pruddenandkandt.com.
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Ted Bland
Aug 19, 2019
Duane and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Beth. I just learned of it, as I was gone last week camping with the family. I so enjoyed working with her at Forest Elementary and after that. I will miss her. God bless you Beth. You're with God now.
Julie McGrath
Aug 16, 2019
Sincere sympathy to your family. I mostly remember Beth from high school and her cheerful personality. I think we played clarinets together. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Keith Wing
Aug 15, 2019
Beth was a wonderful teacher and an amazing person. The Forest Elementary School-Community will miss her dearly.
The Milligan Family
Aug 14, 2019
Our condolences for your loss. I only had a few brief encounters with Mrs. Priset, but she was always kind and truly loved her family.
Bonnie Ward Kreutter
Aug 14, 2019
Love and prayers go out to all of Beth's family. I was blessed to grow up in the same church as Beth. She was a wonderful child of God!
Karen Logsdon
Aug 14, 2019
Condolences along with thoughts and prayers for her loving family. What a difficult time for you all. God Bless Beth and the family
The Saviano Family
Aug 14, 2019
Beth was one of two of our favorite teachers and friend at Forest Elementary. She educated and guided three of our four children and a better mentor our family could not have asked for. God bless her family for sharing her with us. Our prayers are with you-
Marietta Bradt Fulks
Aug 14, 2019
Beth was such a special Christian in her giving and encouraging ways. She encouraged me to return to faith in Jesus Christ in the early 1970's. I will always remember her smile. I am saddened for your loss, Joyce, Bill. Leigh and all other family members. May the Holy Spirit comfort you. 💔🙏
Carlton Sears
Aug 14, 2019
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Gloria Brown
Aug 14, 2019
Sorry to hear about your loss. God bless.
Betty Passarell
Aug 14, 2019
Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers. We now have another beautiful angel 😇.
Joyce Foley
Aug 14, 2019
Beth is precious, and she has left an eternal legacy of love for Jesus and others. We mourn with you and rejoice that she is with her Savior. Love to all, Kevin and Joyce
Kristy Erickson
Aug 13, 2019
I remember as a child, my brother and I would come up for the summer and special occasions. I remember Aunt Beth's beautiful singing voice, she would always make u feel welcome and at home, and make a nice big meal for all of us. We miss u and Love u Aunt Beth.
Carol Priset Erickson
Aug 13, 2019
I have hundreds of memories. Beth a wonderful caring Christian woman. Beth was family right from the start. Cheerful, always helpful, mom and dad fell in Love with her from the first time they met her. They enjoyed going to Duane and Beth college concerts to hear them sing. Beth was comforting mom during her end of life here on Earth by gently singing hymns to her. I remember this helping Mom comfort her. She was there to comfort our dads funeral and our grandmother Burns. It is difficult to put into words how much Beth meant to me, words can't explain. She is in a special place in Heaven and has and always will be a special place in my heart.
Janice Erickson
Aug 13, 2019
Hugs, love and prayers to all of you. What a wonderful person she was, I know you have great memories, cherish them.
Donna Standish
Aug 13, 2019
Till we meet again my dear cousin