Betty Jane Schuss |

Betty Jane Schuss

Betty Jane (Young) Schuss, 78, left her loved ones on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, after a long struggle with PSP (progres­sive supranuclear palsy).

Betty was born on June 28, 1929, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. She attended local schools and graduated from the University of Michigan, where she met her future husband, Jack E. Schuss. They were married in 1951 and lived outside of Princeton, N.J., until they moved to Snowmass Village in 1970.

They were very active in the com­munity. Betty loved to hike; she climbed 38 of the fourteeners in Col­orado. Avid skiers, she and her hus­band built two of the 10th Mountain rail system huts which bear their names: Betty Bear and Jackal. In 1992, they moved to Basalt.

Betty is survived by her husband and four children: Deborah Doolittle of Wakefield, R.I.; Jeff Schuss of New York City; Jon Schuss of Basalt; and Karen Sawyer of Park City, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s name to the Society for PSP, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Rd. Suite 905; Hunt Valley, MD, 1031.

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