Betty Cody, acclaimed country singer; at 92

LEWISTON, Maine — Country music singer and Maine Country Music Hall of Fame member Betty Cody died in her Lewiston home July 1, according to the Portland Press Herald. She was 92.

Ms. Cody’s discography includes more than 20 songs. Her career peaked in the early 1950s after music industry powerhouse RCA Records signed her to a contract.

Her most successful songs include ‘‘Tom Tom Yodel,’’ “Please Throw Away the Glass,’’ and ‘‘I Found Out More Than You’ll Ever Know.’’


Ms. Cody was born Rita Cote in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and moved to Auburn, Maine, at nine months old. She learned to sing mostly in French from nuns at a Catholic school, the Press Herald reported.