Brenda L. Childs

Brenda L. Childs, 52, of Canajoharie, NY, passed away peacefully at Cooperstown Healthcare on January 3, 2013, following a long illness. She was born in Little Falls, NY on June 15, 1961, to Eugene and Geraldine Spraker Buley.

Brenda is a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate from the Canajohaire High School. She worked for some time at the Palatine Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide until she was unable to work due to illness. She enjoyed feeding birds and watching them along with spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved companion of 21 years, William Stevens Jr. of Canajoharie; a son, Nicholas J. Childs and his wife Krystina Jacquot of Canajoharie; her parents, Eugene and Geraldine Buley of Palatine; and two brothers, Gene Buley of Canajohaire and Jerry Buley of St. Johnsville. She was predeceased by an uncle, James Buley.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317. The Rev. Larry Maxson will officiate. Burial will take place in the spring at Canajoharie Falls Cemetery. Please visit the family’s guest book online at