Betty was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida where she graduated from Fort Myers High School. She attended Florida State University and graduated in 1958 majoring in education. While in college (1956), Betty was crowned Queen of the Edison Light festivities. She also was an active member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Following college, Betty moved back to Fort Myers were she initially worked as bank teller. However,her heart led her to teach elementary school for over 20 years at Allen Park Elementary School. It was not until later in life that she worked in the legal field and then joined forces with her brother in rental properties.

Betty was a member of the Fort Myers Junior Welfare League, the Fort Myers Women’s Community Club, Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club which was chartered in 1970. Betty served as Alumnae President in 1972-73. She also enjoyed church, tennis, teaching, and having amazing dinner parties. It was not until 2003 that Betty moved to Orlando to be closer to her children and grandchildren.Betty was a dedicated mother first and foremost (although getting her hair and nails done was a close second). She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana. As many of her friends have conveyed, she had an inspiring and vivacious personality. She was gracious, giving, loving, kind, compassion, and caring but most of all she was beautiful inside and out!Losing a “Super Mom” like Betty is one of life’s saddest events but it is also one of life’s greatest blessings to have had a Mom to miss so much. She has instilled so much love and drive in her children, grandchildren, and everyone around her that her legacy will live on in each of us.

In leu of flowers, we request that you make donations in
her name at one of the following beloved charities:

1. ADRC – Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center OR
Checks made payable to ADRC can be sent to:
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center
715 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

2. West Orange Junior Service League
Checks made payable to WOJSL can be sent to:
PO Box 770267
Winter Garden, FL 34777

3. Junior League of Fort Myers OR Checks made payable to JLFM can be sent to:
Junior League of Fort Myers
4600 Summerlin Rd Ste C-2#196
Fort Myers, FL 33919

4. Rolling Readers Space OR
Checks made payable to Rolling Readers Space Coast can
be sent to:
Rolling Readers Space Coast
Palm Bay Magnet High School Portable #27
101 Pirate Lane
Melbourne, FL 32901