Betty L. Burnham, 68, a longtime resident of New Paltz, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at home.

Betty was a much-loved art teacher for more than 30 years at New Paltz Central Schools. She was also a regional president of the New York State Art Teacher's Association.

Betty was born August 16, 1938 in Minneola, N.Y. and attended SUNY New Paltz where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Burnham of New Paltz, with whom she recently celebrated her 48th wedding anniversary; sister, Connie Insley of Pompano Beach, Fla.; daughter: Donna Siegel of Kingston, N.Y.; son, Derek Burnham of Southboro, Mass.; and three wonderful and loving granddaughters.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 29th from 1-4 p.m. at the Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 So. Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561.

A funeral service and burial will take place on Monday, July 30 at 11 a.m., also at Copeland Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery, 81 Pains Rd., New Paltz, N.Y.

Arrangements under the direction of Copeland Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences to the family may be made at